A feisty, gorgeous matcha that's ready to slap you with its attitude.
Racy. Fantastic color, heady aromas, intense "matcha" taste (think strong green tea ice cream), faint twinges of bitterness (which gives it its sass).
Plenty of umami and natural sweetness means it pairs beautifully with food, especially sweets. Makes the world's best matcha salt.
If Breakaway Blend 100 is a great Burgundy along the lines of Romanee-Conti, and Breakaway Blends 99 and 97 are coveted, cult Napa cabernets, Breakaway Blend 94 is more like a "vintner's reserve" from a top producer: a beautiful epicurean experience and phenomenal value that soars above similarly priced matcha. Has verve and power, like a zen wake-up stick.
From Tawara, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture.
The 94 blend gives instant energy and is extra smooth and seems to melt in your mouth. Another Breakaway masterpiece. Thank you. Can't live without my matcha!
Best Matcha I have ever tasted
Probably the best matcha I have ever tasted. This stuff puts all the others to shame in comparison of flavor and color.
Matcha with a little kick
This blend has an ever so slight edge to it, much like dark chocolate. I find I like it best when made a little more water than the other blends require, and then the bitter edge is more what you would find in a dry wine. Sometimes I just need that extra little kick in flavor!
The matcha awakens my brain to its fuller potential, and my work goes more smoothly when I can concentrate. My budget permitted a purchase of "94." I imagine the most expensive choices are altogether 5 stars--total green bliss. This matcha's taste is fresher and more lively than other matcha brands I've tried. I feel a joy of intense green-ness and a sense that the matcha's components cause a reset of my physical self--more healthy. I would appreciate a lighter-weight packaging. The glass jar is pretty, but shipping it halfway across the world is not worth the carbon.
I am hooked!
This is my first time trying real Matcha, and I love it! Wonderful product, nice packaging, and of course amazing to have Eric introduce me to it in his lovely office down the street!
This is the only Matcha tea brand that I will dare to try!
I just bought a serenity set for my office, and now I can say that I am a full convert. This tea is absolutely the best there is! No question about it. I've made it a routine to buy a blend 94 once a month, but now that I've introduced my office mates to it, I might have to buy more regularly. During the summer, I also get the cold brew original, which is just divine! There really is nothing better when I'm running around town doing errands on a hot summer's day. The quality is truly amazing, but I want to also point out that I keep coming back because of Breakaway's great costumer service and attention to detail. From the way the tea and the set are always impeccably wrapped, to the tea container and the custom box and cloth (from the serenity set) that it arrives in, it is always a joy when I open a product that I buy here. Please, never change! Your quality is truly inspirational! PS, The new frother whisk is a huge improvement from your previous one. The one I use at home still works, but I might get a new one anyways!
Love this blend. It is a pleasure to sit and sip this matcha. My husband and I take our tea breaks together and this product makes our time together even more special.
Hmm...where's the sweetness?
The sweetness isn't there. First try hot, it tasted bitter like medicine with a seaweed/ocean after taste. Even when drunk with ice, the bitterness was still there. Had to put soy milk and sugar. This took away the bitterness. But, I read not to use boiling water. So maybe next time. Gave four stars because the quality is good minus taste. And I like the health benefits.