The perfect entry-level hyperpremium matcha; that is, it's got lovely umami, has a vibrant, emerald color, has very little bitterness or astringency, and has a nice, long finish that leaves a sweet and delicious aftertaste in the mouth (and also makes the breath fresh and sweet).
Tastes like a combination of barely-cooked asparagus, baby summer squash, and oceanic brine, all steeped in an earthy mellowness.
A tremendous value at this price. From Uji, Kyoto, Japan.
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Great tasting matcha! It’s much better than the ceremonial matcha that I have been using for years. It was smooth, I did not detect any bitterness or astringency. It had a satisfying full and creamy character that I very much liked. Can’t wait to try the other matcha blends too!!
I’ve been on the search for a matcha I can drink both hot and cold and live both ways and this is the one!
The only place I buy matcha tea. Great tasting tea, excellent customer service.
I enjoy this hot by itself and sometimes with almond milk hot and cold. Excellent value. My favorite is # 97 so far, but for everyday 93 is a betterPrice point. Its creamy no bitterness, impressive.
I can only compare with Breakaway's Blend 95 and cheaper, non-Breakaway matcha. Compared to other brands, this is a far far better value and experience. Compared to blend 95, this is good, blend 95 is better; this is cheaper, blend 95 is more expensive. I think the cost difference is justified. This is a good starting point to get an idea of what real matcha is supposed to taste like, but know that it gets even better with blend 95.
I've always liked matcha and considered it to be a treat. This blend opened me up to a whole new world of what matcha, good matcha, could be.
Before trying this Blend I just sort of grabbed whatever kind of matcha was most convenient. Now I'm going out of my way to research matcha in order to find the most interesting and full flavors. This is a great gateway matcha for anyone that wants to try something new or as a gift for someone that likes tea but hasn't experienced what good, solid, matcha really is.
I highly recommend starting here if you're unsure what to try first. The test is full and rich. It also has a nice bite for those that like their matcha on the darker side. And the smell is absolutely incredible.
After trying this I become determined to want to try everything Breakaway has to offer.
I love this matcha! I have also tried the cold brew single packets and I thoroughly enjoyed those as well. Eric suggested I try 93 because I like hot drinks. Hot or room temp. is my preference. I do love the convenience of the cold brew and I will continue to drink it---
I just love to try different matchas and compare. I loved how satisfying both of the matchas were...I didn't feel the need to add any plant milk, perhaps a little stevia but that is it! Creamy and satisfying, not much bitterness at all. I think the 93 may have had a little less bitterness than the cold brew...perhaps how it was prepared. I think this is just the beginning of my Breakaway matcha tastings! I am excited to try more! Thank you!
I am revising my previous review because I reread the instructions on how to make the perfect cup of Matcha. I was using too much water! With less water, Blend 93 is 100% smooth, sweet, vibrant with no bitterness whatsoever! No coconut milk, and it's creamy and so delicious! Good lesson learned. Follow the directions for best results!
Three weeks ago, I tried Breakaway Matcha at M.H. Bread & Butter in San Anslemo, and loved it. I ordered the beginners choice from Breakaway, Blend 93, right away. I have completely switched to drinking Matcha instead of coffee. The Blend 93 is smooth, bright and earthy. While I don't get the sweetener at M.H., I find the Blend 93 a bit more bitter than the blend they have there, but I still love it. I froth a bit of coconut milk to add to it. I'm already looking forward to trying different blends to find my very favorite, but highly recommend Blend 93 for price point and starting point. It's worked for me!