Similar body and texture to Breakaway Blend 99, color is wildly vibrant. Mouth entry is wondrous and seamless. The tea is sweet, with no trace of bitterness (this is rare in the matcha world). Clean and harmonious. It's surreally good, better than anything we've ever tasted with the exception of the 99 and 100. The crema is rich, thick, and delightful. If you've never tasted the 99 or 100, you would swear that matcha couldn't possibly get any tastier. A fantastic bargain given the quality. From Ogura, Uji (Kyoto),Japan's oldest and most distinguished matcha appellation.
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Very clean smooth taste with a hint of sweetness. Love it!
Over the years I have bought other matcha and really never enjoyed it, more of a I bought it, its suppose to be good for you so I will drink it. This Blend 97 is wonderful. So smooth, no bitterness and such a beautiful green. So glad that I went for the 100 gram as this allows me to enjoy it frequently.
I started drinking matcha in Fall 2018. Previously I was a coffee, and then, black tea drinker. I tried many brands from my local Asian store and online. And I loved them all. I "accidently" found Breakaway Matcha when I was looking for a tea container for my matcha (there are no accidents!). When I received the beautiful black glass jar, I was blown away by the beauty of the product. So.....I thought I would try one of Breakaway's hyperpremium teas. And then my world changed.
My first order was Blend 93 and 95 (94 was not available at the time). After my first taste, I threw away all the matcha in my house (probably $75-100 worth) because I could no longer drink it. From there, I have tried 94, and most recently 97. Perfection. I have enjoyed them all. Blend 97 and the slightly more affordable 94 are probably my favorites so far, but moving forward, I look forward to trying 98 and beyond. It is worth the money to drink the best. I skimp on other things. This is my luxury item.
Believe me, this is the only matcha brand worth drinking. It's like magic. And I cannot say enough about Eric and his staff and the care they take to not only provide premium products, but amazing packaging, quick delivery, monthly discounts, and exceptional customer service. Truly a quality company and product. They have this down and I wish all internet sellers took the care this company takes. Like I have said, perfection....
I continue to order this blend and I love it. Price is in the middle and the taste is wonderful. I like the larger amount as it is easier to fill the bags rather than the jars.
By purchasing the 100g bag instead of the 30g jar I saved enough to upgrade to Blend 97. It's a little bit of green sunshine I look forward to every morning.
I tried several brands of Matcha and had to choke most of them down. Awful stuff. Then I did some research and found Breakaway Matcha. I tried a flight and was stunned at the difference between quality Matcha vs the stuff in grocery stores. The 97 blend is my favorite for the price. It is super smooth with a wonderful earthy finish. If you meditate, have a cup before you begin. Cheers!
I've been drinking matcha regularly for about three years now, as a replacement for my morning coffee. I'm kind of addicted to matcha, especially those from Breakaway. I've tried 93, 94, 97, 99 and 100. ALL are great. I prefer 94 for my everyday cup (its more affordable for me as I drink a few mugs) and 97 is my afternoon, special treat.
97 is a high quality tea, with an intense green color, a wonderful real matcha grassy smell and it's smooth. It's what I think good matcha should be when I see it, smell it and taste it. It hits my senses in the right way. I'm not an expert on umami, I just enjoy drinking matcha everyday and I really, really like this one a lot! Try it.
I enjoy the effects of this matcha more than the taste. Found the taste kind of flat and lacking complexity with bitter taste in the finish. The 98 is superior in every way to the 97 for just a little more money. The 95 is comparable and cheaper. Has a nice matcha high but not much else compared to the other blends. Sadly I went with the 100g amount based on other reviews. LOL
My consistent favorite- easy to drink- I even travel with my macha kit....