Similar body and texture to Breakaway Blend 99, color is wildly vibrant. Mouth entry is wondrous and seamless. The tea is sweet, with no trace of bitterness (this is rare in the matcha world). Clean and harmonious. It's surreally good, better than anything we've ever tasted with the exception of the 99 and 100. The crema is rich, thick, and delightful. If you've never tasted the 99 or 100, you would swear that matcha couldn't possibly get any tastier. A fantastic bargain given the quality. From Ogura, Uji (Kyoto),Japan's oldest and most distinguished matcha appellation.
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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...
Of the four I tried, 97 tastes the most like steeped green tea. It's vegetal in a cooked-greens kind of way. The finish is unexpectedly sweet, like literal droplets of sugar water materializing on my tongue.
Perfectly drinkable, but too much of a dried-leaf flavor for me.
I am obsessed with all things Breakaway Matcha... Blend 97 is one of the easier / smoother ones in my opinion, especially if you find matcha to be too intense sometimes. I wish I had a library full of all the Blends!
This blend was especially smooth in taste to me.
I have loved all that I have tried. Will continue to order this exceptional Matcha.
Absolutely incredible quality! The taste of Match 97 is simply amazing and should be experienced by everyone. I've become a customer for life. Thanks Eric!
Occasionally I have asthma like symptoms triggered by stress. Drinking 97 matcha and sitting quietly, meditation like, helps reduce the immediate need for an inhaler.
Ok Eric - that is absolutely, without a doubt, THE BEST matcha I have ever had!! (and I've tried a few in my day)
I received my package from your company today (earlier than I expected). That was the first delight. Next, I was completely impressed with the care in packaging. Immediately inside the box was my invoice with a handwritten note from Jonathen thanking me for my order and inviting any questions I might have. Underneath, each item was carefully packaged in your "appropriate green" tissue or bubble wrap, as well as various pamphlets explaining matcha's incredible benefits, how to prepare, store, etc. - all incredibly helpful and informative.
Finally - the 97 is everything your website promises. Wonderful vegetal smell, incredible taste - lasting well after it is gone. I could go on, but let's just say my search is over. No longer do I have to put up with matcha that I've practically had to turn into an herbal tea by adding ginger, lemon, honey, etc., just to enjoy. As good as the 97 is, I can't wait to try the others!
I was apprehensive about placing an order. It's hard to trust that a company is truly able to produce all you have your heart set on getting. I'm so glad I trusted my instincts. My only regret is that I didn't find you sooner. You guys are excellence from start to finish.
Thank you Eric... consider me a steadfast customer.
Thanks Eric for the 100g size and the 20% discoubt. The Blend 97 is so good I purchase the 100g size from now on. I have tried all the blends including the Daphne. For taste, texture, aroma, mouth feel and over all experience the Blend 97 is my choice. You get more for the money. If I was to buy any other Blend it would be the SE.
Thanks again for selling such a great product. Your high quality, great tasting matcha has made me love matcha. It has improved my health and I look forward every day to my next cup of matcha.
Your faithful customer,
I am a matcha neophyte, but the 97 is definitely the very best matcha I've tried so far. There is no bitterness, and the flavor is very earthy, clean, and light. Very smooth and a beautiful color. I'm anxious to try the other Breakaway blends!
Just like it says it in the description that if you have not tried the 99 or 100 blend then you will think this is the best....and that is spot on. I especially love the sauteed mushroom and cacao notes with an intensity and kick unlike some of the more floral and aromatic varieties. So far this one is my favorite. I do want to try the 99 and 100 blend since they seem to be very enjoyable, but I know that next time I will be buying a big bag of this one, regardless, because I already know I would be overjoyed to drink it every single day.