Just when you thought matcha couldn't possibly get any better, along comes a blend from yet another obsessive farmer that startles even us. It's remarkable that this stuff is legal. It's as if visitors from another planet designed the perfect food/drink for humans, one that makes them perfectly nourished, sated, optimally healthy, insanely productive, and -- well, we might as well say it -- buddha beings.
So much natural sweetness, nary a bitter note to be found. And a finish that seems like it's never going to stop. It's liquid meditation, and it's hard to imagine any beverage tasting better than this. From Ogura, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture.
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(I am completely new to matcha. I ordered a flight of Blends 97, 99, 100, and Daphne to try them out; so these are the impressions of someone with no previous matcha experience. I gave them all 5 stars, because they're all good; my preferences come down to personal taste, I think.)
Now that that's out of the way...
I had to try the most expensive blend out of curiosity, if nothing else ;)
Daphne has a very smooth, very pure taste. It tastes "green" like asparagus/chard/turnip greens, rather than like sweet pea or bamboo. There's also a lot of something that I can best describe as tannic without the astringency, or bitter without the unpleasantness that people usually associate with that word. (Describing unfamiliar tastes is hard, y'all.)
The aroma and finish both have very faint notes that seemed like fresh fruit on my first cup and like the scent of a pine forest in cool, wet weather on my second, thicker cup.
Honestly, I don't like Daphne as much as 99 or 100. It's the pure essence of... something; I don't know enough to say. An experienced matcha drinker might love it, but I just find it uninteresting.
I cannot do justice describing this PURE HEAVEN matcha--you must taste it at least once in your life!
To echo another reviewer, Daphne has indeed ruined me for any other matcha blend. The vibrant green color was the perfect harbinger for what was to come — a wonderful nose, an impossibly smooth yet remarkably complex flavor on the tongue, and a delicate, lingering finish. YUM.
Had the ultimate pleasure of tasting DAPHNE on 6-16-17 which I savored to the last vibrant green drop. At least once in a lifetime it should be mandatory to enjoy this unbelievable heaven on earth tea. Words cannot describe the ultimate sheer "luxury" I experienced. Thank you, for making this possible. I am a devoted fan forever & will not drink MATCHA unless it's from your company.
The only way I start my day is with a healthy dose of Daphne
So good it was almost orgasmic.
I am new to matcha. Since receiving my first order of Daphne Blend I have enjoyed a "matcha break" everyday around 3:00pm. It is the perfect respite from a busy day. It offers me time to reflect and be thankful - the earthy clean smell and taste of the tea reminds me natural things in life are the best.
I am so pleased to have found Breakaway Matcha. Thank you.
I'm fairly new to matcha, and can't say I've tasted thousands of different matcha blends/brands.
I decided to try this blend to understand how different hyperpremium match could taste, and OMG this is so different from everything I've tried so far! It's so creamy and smooth and so sweet on its own, I was shocked! I will never ever spoil this goodness with cream and sugar, it doesn't need it!
Planning to try other blends Breakaway Matcha has to offer.
I look forward to each morning that I spend with my Daphne Matcha...