If you're planning on using matcha as an ingredient--that is to say, you'll be baking with it or plan to add milk, sugar, or ingredients in smoothies, lattes, frappaccinos, etc., this is the matcha you want.
It's a robust matcha with excellent color, good umami, and imparts a very smooth "matcha" taste to dishes. It makes superb foamed milk drinks, and even makes a good matcha salt.
There really is no compelling reason to use a better quality sipping/savory matcha for these purposes; if you'll be applying oven or stovetop heat, or will be adding fat (milk) and sweetness to it, our culinary blend is the ideal matcha.
I had been a Teavana matcha drinker for years and then they closed and I had to find another source. One of the ways I enjoy matcha is in a really high quality almond milk as my drink for lunch at work.
This culinary matcha is wonderful for that purpose! Smooth with a delicious taste! Perfect for an almond milk matcha midday.
Nourishing, uplifting and gentle—my matcha latte is the new morning ritual. Breakaway's culinary is my go-to. I make it with a nut milk. cashew or macadamia works really well.
I love getting their beautiful & thoughtful packaging in the mail, like giving myself a present.
They are proud of their products and know how to make you feel special—a winning combo!
I am not a fan of matcha hot tea. Tried the following blends: 94, 97, 99, 100 and didn't care for any of them.
However, I do like matcha smoothies, which are quick to make and better than tea in hot weather. Here is my recipe:
One cup soy milk
Two medjool dates finely chopped
One cup frozen organic blueberries (ones from Costco are great)
1/2 teaspoon culinary match
Blend in 32 ounce Vitamix container
I used some of the blend 94 sample to compare to the culinary and couldn't tell a lot of difference, but perhaps the 94 is somewhat sweeter. Need to experiment more, but probably not worth the extra money for use in a smoothie.
Breakaway is by far the best quality matcha I've ever used or tasted. It's brilliant green color is gorgeous, and it's fresh, clean taste is better than another other matcha I've tried in recipes...and I've tried many! Incredible product.
Returning from 3 weeks in Japan was difficult enough, and running out of the matcha we brought home only added to the pain! We searched for about a month then finally found Breakaway Matcha. Heavenly. Thank you Eric for bringing it to us!
I love making almond milk mathca lattes with the culinary matcha. It blends smooth and not gritty like some matchas you might find in cafes. I often roll homemade dark chocolate energy balls in this matcha giving them a green glow and a extra sophisticated flavor. A teaspoon in smoothie is also a wonderful way to get your matcha for the day.
This is such a great value for culinary matcha of this quality. There is no trace of the requisite bitterness found in the typical blends at grocery stores. We will definitely purchase again.
I bought this product knowing that my mom was planning on getting me some of the blend 93 as a birthday gift but being too impatient to wait to start drinking matcha! I did try to buy some in the local health food store, and it was terrible. Once I got home and tried it I read the packaging more and found it to have brown rice fillers and it was just kind of swampy. This culinary matcha is a million times better than that which claimed to be "ceremonial" grade. Now that I did get the serenity set as a gift (!!!!!) I have had so much fun making blueberry match muffins and raw matcha butter cups and can't wait to keep enjoying matcha in the kitchen. Thanks Eric for making this available!
by far the best quality culinary for price i have found.