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Blend 98

$79.00
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Crazy umami. Make it thick and enjoy the lustrous whorls and creamy -- yet light! -- texture, mouthfeel, and drawn-out finish. Taste reminds one of just-picked asparagus, though the aroma of the powder is of hyperfresh cacao. Loaded with l-theanine that helps keep you focused and alert for hours. Another winner from our favorite matcha coop in Ujitawara, Kyoto.

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  • 5

    ”crazy umami”

    Posted by Tom on May 14, 2019

    The meaning of umami was a mystery. 98 is the best definition so far.

  • 5

    Blend 98

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 22, 2019

    I love this matcha; it is the best ever!

  • 5

    Blend 98

    Posted by Frank Caruso on Feb 25, 2019

    I have tried several of the blends from Breakaway so far, and I love them all, each one more unique than the previous. My goal is to eventually try them all. The Blend 98 is amazing.

  • 5

    Blend 98

    Posted by Bee on Jan 15, 2019

    This is the most 'premium' of the Breakaway matchas I've tried thus far, and I have to say, I am in love. Everything that the other reviewers are noting is true: great mouthfeel, rich, vegetal taste, lingering finish, superb mood enhancer. Super special. I will add that I am giving up sugar and coffee (and yes, sugar is MUCH harder than coffee) and this umami-filled matcha is extremely helpful. Retrain your taste buds and revel in this goodness!

  • 5

    Blend 98

    Posted by Tom on Aug 7, 2018

    97 was the favorite for my budget and everything was compared to it. 98 is a different. It is a robust mouthful with a long memory. If it’s within your budget, I recommend drinking both to enjoy two distinct matcha personalities. For me, one is not “better” than the other. Drinking both is a nice contrast between blends.

  • 5

    trouver le bonheur au quotidien

    Posted by Maneki Neko on May 29, 2018

    Blend 98 is a pathway to finding happiness in the everyday experience of a perfect cup of matcha. 98 is in the range of affordability to have a third cup on a tough day at work, yet exquisite enough to lift any moment above the ordinary. The wabi-sabi of a hand hammered sieve & hand thrown cup add to the experience & seed the every day with moments of pure pleasure.

  • 5

    Top 3 for me!

    Posted by Elizabeth on May 19, 2018

    Blend 98 is one of my top 3 favorites - others being 99 and 95. These are my must have, go to matchas!

  • 5

    Blend 98

    Posted by Lisa M. on May 11, 2018

    So far I've tried the first five blends of hyperpremium matcha from Breakaway. They are blends 93, 94, 95, 97 and 98. Of all the Blend 97 is the most popular but I found it almost too easy - very smooth but not the intense matcha hit that I like. Plus the mouthfeel did not last long afterward and I like that almost as much as drinking it.

    So my favorite was Blend 98. When I first tried it in my taste test, I was a bit put off by the roasted smell of the powder - very different than the norm for matcha! But the powder itself tasted smooth and rich.

    It has everything I like about matcha in spades. A very vegetal taste, which Breakaway likens to just picked asparagus. And very smooth with a nice crema. Then a wonderful, very long mouthfeel and after taste which I love. It was the best matcha I've ever had and now I wish/hope I can afford it for my next 100 gram bag.

    If you've tried any of Breakaway's matcha, I highly recommend the flights of four where you can pick the four you'd like to try. That's how I got to try so many blends. I'll keep doing that until I've tried them all.

  • 5

    My New Favorite

    Posted by Anthony on Apr 15, 2018

    Wow! What can I say but that it is not only smooth, creamy, sweet and just plain amazing but intense, deep and complex like a fine Cabernet.