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This blend is more complex than my usual daily matcha of 95 . It’s a delicious different change .
Blend 99 is nothing short of fantastic. I've tried other matcha blends and nothing comes close to the amazing color and rich vegetal flavor of this blend. When I start to run out I get nervous and immediately place another order...best way to start my day...I'm hooked!
Blend 99 has become my go-to morning brew, along with Blend 97. I alternate the two :-). Lovely taste, easy to drink, great froth. I think this is my favorite at the moment. Having said that, I can tell good matcha from bad, not so good with the notes - just know that I enjoy this blend a lot, and ordered a refill a couple of times already.
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No other matcha comes close to any product from Breakaway Matcha ! I’m going to try them all !!
(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, my impressions of 99 changed the most between the first and second try (as I got used to the taste of matcha in general, I think). It reminds me, variously, of raw green beans fresh out of the garden, or grilled vegetables at a summer picnic. There's a vegetal sweetness throughout, and a satisfying savoriness that makes me think, weirdly, of potatoes. (Maybe that's umami? I still don't have a good handle on what umami actually *is.*) There's also a very faint hint of something like mint - so faint I don't mind it even though I strongly dislike mint. It's just a tiny thread of coolness.
The finish is mostly more of the same and lingers for a long time.
The fresh-alive-green taste is more lively than Blend 97, but not as vibrant as 100.
I recently ordered Blend 99 after trying it in a flight. I had tried jt a couple of years ago but opted for another blend at that time. SO glad I gave it another try because I absolutely love the taste, color, and consistency. It is a quality blend through and through!
I took Match with me on a solo retreat Nov. 22 and 23. I had forgotten how Matcha relaxes, and sharpens a person mental acuity all at the same time. Thanks!
People at work say I'm obsessed with Matcha. Well I came by it honestly when I got to know Breakaway Matcha. Their obsession is contagious! I really love all the blends I've tried so far - 93, 95, 97, 99 - but 99 is my favorite - that and Cold Brew Reserve! (Also Cold Brew Original is quite good.) Matcha is now a part of my life and Breakaway is my favorite!