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Blend 99

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From a young producer in Ogura, Uji (Kyoto) who’s not afraid to relentlessly experiment in pursuit of the most umami-packed, clean, nutritious, shockingly beautiful matcha on the planet. All sweetness and light, with zero bitterness.
A truly dreamy matcha that never fails to delight even the most jaded palate. 




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  1. 99 is smooth and tasty 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    I enjoyed 99 very much. It is very pure, and tasty. I don't think it needs any sweetner like honey or sugar. I drink it plain.

  2. Morning "Green Espresso" 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Mar 2017

    Breakaway blend 99 is how I start my mornings. I like the ceremony and the feel of the small warm cup in my hand. Drinking it gives me a moment to think about the coming day and a gentle lift that lasts for hours.

  3. Life changing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2017

    WOW! I've tried several kinds of Matcha, I'm not an expert but there is definitely a difference and you get what you pay for. This is the most expensive Matcha I've tried. With that being said it's well worth it. So smooth with no bitterness. It's absolutely exquisite. You won't be disappointed. This will be my go to Matcha. I can't wait to try some of the others.

  4. Brilliant! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2016

    This is my first taste of premium matcha. No bitterness whatsoever. I love making lattes, but my favorite way to drink this is hot and thick. Eyes-rolling-back-in-your-head-humming good! Asparagus and cream.

  5. Luscious! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Oct 2016

    As a matcha "newbie", thanks to blend99, I get the matcha/wine reference. Feel blessed to be able to take a beautiful afternoon drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to San Anselmo to enjoy the home of Breakaway Matcha. What an education. 99 was an excellent suggestion for me! Thank you Eric!

  6. Not bitter! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jul 2016

    I love the Matcha 99. I had tried 2 versions of matcha that I could find locally so I knew what “bitter” tastes like. What you sent is not bitter. It is wonderful!

  7. The Voyage in Poetry. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jun 2016

    This is " l'excellence!"
    Like my husband said:
    "It is like drinking velvet."

  8. Delicious, soothing, but very expensive 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2016

    I said it all in the heading.

  9. Daily Bowl! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd May 2016

    I have started my mornings with a bowl of matcha using a scoop and a half and 2 ounces of hot but not boiling water ever since visiting Ippodo in Kyoto and and spending a day in nearby Uji. I never dreamed of finding high quality matcha in the US. Then I discovered Breakaway Matcha! After reading the many comments I decided to try both 99 and 100. The 100 is notably smooth but the 99 has become my favorite because of its subtle, delicious flavor. I am now ordering it the 100g size.

  10. ive tried everything 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Apr 2016

    I've tried pretty much all the top rated matcha offered on Amazon or around NYC (eg: chalait or panatea) and breakaway really wins this one!! I've so far only tried the 99 (delicious and smooth, no bitterness) and the organic cold brew (also amazing).

  11. excellent for immunity and mouthfeel 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Mar 2016

    The 99 is earthy, pleasant, and has so many nutrients. During pollen season in the deep Georgia south, I make it a daily habit to drink 99 matcha then afterwards do a local wild honey as a chaser. Both of which have innumerable health benefits to my immune system to help me through allergy season. The flavors balance out well on the palate too.

  12. 99 is the best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2016

    Blend 99 is to die for. I've tried most of the blends and this is my favorite.....VERY smooth mouth taste.

  13. Stepping into bliss-land with this one! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Dec 2015

    Ok, folks, we're in eyes closing and rolling back in the head territory now. This is a happy matcha taste indeed. The 99 makes me pause and savor each sip before I swallow it. Smooth and sweet but with a perk of something like an elusive exotic spice that lifts the flavor before it rolls down the throat. Matcha is just so much fun to drink!

  14. My Personal Favorite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Aug 2015

    I believe that this is the 4th time I have re-ordered this product.
    It remains a consistent favorite with me and with my clientele.
    I have yet to find a better quality or anything that even comes close anywhere else.
    And I have tried other brands of Matcha.
    I only hope that this product will be around for at least as long as I live, because it remains a key part of my diet in my morning ritual.
    Great detox - I see the results in my facial skin and in my energy and vitality.

  15. Wonderful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2015

    I lived in Japan for a number of years and found matcha there. Breakaway Matcha's matcha is better than anything I had in Japan. More than that though is the attention to detail in packaging, shipping, and educating us about matcha that really shines. Shipping is instantaneous. The jar that holds the matcha powder is a UV filter that protects the matcha for the few minutes it's out on the kitchen counter. The instructions in the box and the enormous wealth of information on Eric's website really deepen our understanding of Matcha's history, it's chemical properties, and how to prepare a great cup of matcha.

    I wholeheartedly recommend Breakaway Blend 99.

  16. My Overall Favorite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2015

    I suggest trying each Hyperpremium Matcha Blend to find YOUR blend because every person deserves to find her/his favorite matcha. I did just that; And Blend 99 is my favorite - a "match-a" made in heaven.

    It's perfectly full bodied, froths well & is the tastiest, most fragrant of all the lends to my personal palate.
    Because all of the blends are fantastic, it was a difficult choice to make. But I definitely favor this Blend over all others....so far.

    Eric seems to find and create new blends all the time, like the limited edition Blend SE.That's pretty yummy stuff.

    I just have a feeling 99 will always be "my" Blend. I would never know how great Matcha could taste if I hadn't found this site while surfing the net.Thank you - I'm a faithful daily Matcha drinker.

  17. Matcha De-Mystified 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Aug 2014

    As an ardent Tea connoisseur, I have found Matcha to be elusive.
    I found Breakaway Matcha during the arduous task of researching Matcha on the internet.
    I became intrigued with Matcha after chance introduction via a delicious Matcha Tea Latte at a Peet's Coffee airport concession.
    I felt incredible energy with no jitters.
    Breakawaymatcha.com had the most comprehensive info on Matcha, complete with simple video instructions.
    Before tasting their Matcha, I had bought different brands & had mixed experiences.
    After tasting a generous Sampler that Eric sent me, I fell in love with Blend 99.
    But Every Blend I tasted was WORLDS Beyond any Matcha I have ever tasted.
    I didn't believe the honest proclamations written about this Matcha.
    All I have to say is, if you have any interest in Matcha, you MUST try it.
    I feel similar to when I have raw smoothie.
    After reading the remarkable stats on Matcha's stellar antioxidant level, I now know why I feel so elevated.
    It is helping me feel my fittest.
    Now I have many more reasons to drink Matcha - besides the fantastic taste!

  18. Different and great tea. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2014

    After a couple days drinking this my taste buds just can't get enough and the energy is right . I have not tasted 94 or 97 blends yet but looking forward to try them next . After having tried blends 100 and 99 I know I will be getting my matcha from breakaway for a long time . This blend is truly delicious even when it's not hot .

  19. Green Cream 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Feb 2014

    Blend 99 is beautifully grassy, creamy and naturally sweet. Pretty heavenly!!

  20. It's so good, it should be illegal! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2013

    I received my 100g pouch of blend 99 a few days ago. I ordered this blend on blind faith. I had purchased blend 94 and really enjoyed it. I decided to turn it up a few notches. I immediately noticed the gentle smoothness and a cacao-like feel. There was no bitterness, slightly acidic and so green it was electric. Immediately upon drinking it a rush of focus and energy kicked in. I swear, I feel like Bradley Cooper in "Limitless" when I drink this stuff. I love it! The better the quality, the better I feel. It really makes a difference. My next move will be to try blend 100. I really believe that the experience matcha offers outweighs the price you pay for it, which might seem high. The million dollar question is Why can't this amazing matcha be snorted???!

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How to prepare a brilliant cup of matcha

make the perfect cup of matcha

  • boil water, and let it cool for 3 to 5 minutes
  • warm your cup with hot water while you prepare the matcha
  • place sieve over creamer or mug
  • add one heaping scoop (1/2 teaspoon, or 1 g) to the sieve, and sift
  • pour about an inch of hot water (about 2 ounces)
  • whisk for 10 seconds or so, tilt the creamer slightly to make thicker foam
  • swirl, and pour the matcha into your heated cup
  • add a little more hot water to creamer, swirl, and add to cup

STORAGE: always keep your matcha refrigerated until ready to use

LEARN MORE: watch a video on how it's done at http://bit.ly/greatmatcha

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