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Blend SE

$149.00
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We've unearthed a dreamy and rare matcha that sets new records for extreme quality. It's made in a valley in Uji (Kyoto) that's been producing great matcha for at least 400 years. If you ever want to know what pure umami tastes like, look no further. The finish can rev on for several minutes, leaving you to wonder how an aroma and texture can linger for so long. Pure electric green color, with aromas that exude fresh chocolate. From a family-run coop obsessed with providing the highest expression of the purest matcha they can manage to coax out of the ground.

Matcha of this quality requires the time-tested "honzu" method of cultivation and harvest, the ancient canopy made with bamboo poles, reeds, hemp string, and straw to filter out sunlight. In the Ogura area, there is a large pond where thick reeds grow. Every leaf is coddled, in ways only obsessive Japanese matcha farmers can dream up, from first bud to ground matcha. The varietal is Uji MIdori.

One of the best ways to enjoy a matcha of this quality is to prepare and drink it with generous portions of matcha, in the thick or "koi" style. It's an experience like nothing else in terms of texture, taste, and subsequent awareness states. The matcha is the deepest and most vibrant shade of green, with a heavy dose of umami -- pure umami has never tasted this good.

Try making a five-gram bowl and sharing it with a few others. Bound to make an outstanding impression.

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Customer Reviews

  • 5

    Stunning!

    Posted by DancerForLife on Nov 10, 2018

    Wow. So I have a two step review. First I tried this in a sampler that contained blends 97, 99, 100 and this. I tried them progressively, and felt that the SE blend was nice, but not worth the cost. Thought about leaving a comment, didn’t in the end. Then I went back to 97 and 99, and really noticed the difference in quality, smoothness, and nuances. I now treated myself to 100g of SE, and enjoy starting my day with it. My palate is not sophisticated enough to recognize different flavors, I just know that this tastes the best to me so far out of the blends I tried. Very smooth, pleasant taste, blends beautifully, and provides lasting energy with no jitters.

  • 5

    Crema to die for!

    Posted by Rita Hurault on Dec 27, 2016

    This one is so lovely! As I posted in an earlier review, the 99 has been my daily blend, but I think the SE has now seduced me into being my daily matcha because of its exceptionally velvety crema and hint of sweet green veggies.

  • 4

    Delicacy

    Posted by Jillian B on Nov 26, 2016

    This one tastes like baby vegetables, very fresh, floral, aromatic and no bitterness. It is obviously a very special blend, although it would be perfect for everyday drink-ability.

  • 5

    love it

    Posted by tatiana on Oct 29, 2016

    I had no idea that a tea could make my life better.
    This matcha is now part of my daily routine. It's worth every penny. I feel energized and balanced each time I have it.
    Love it.

  • 4

    Blend SE

    Posted by Anthony on Feb 22, 2016

    Very good matcha but I prefer the Blend 100. A little to veggie tasting for me but still really good. Going to try Daphne next.

  • 5

    Excellent

    Posted by kendall on Dec 2, 2015

    I use this on special occasions, it's the best. You have to try it.

  • 5

    delicious

    Posted by Andrew on Oct 19, 2015

    Delicious. The best matcha I have ever had.

  • 5

    Luminous crema, everlasting umami finish

    Posted by Rita Hurault on Sep 22, 2015

    My daily blend is Blend 99. I decided to try the SE as a special treat tea, and am so very happy I did. The crema is luxurious and a magic green, the mouth feel satiny, and the aroma intoxicating.
    Highly recommended!

  • 5

    A truly incredible experience

    Posted by Kendall on Jul 17, 2015

    This matcha is absolutely incredible, but I can't do it justice with words. This stuff is so good that I am addicted to just it's incredible smell. One taste of this brought me an elevated feeling I've never felt before in my life. I honestly cherish this stuff so much. I would say it's not possible to not feel at peace when sipping this amazing tea. If you haven't tried this, you are missing out on a life experience. I've used matcha for about two years now and this tops anything else by a long shot.