I have been wanting to try this for so long. When I first heard of it, I checked the website and it said you could buy it at Whole Foods. Well, none of the ones within two hours of me had it! That was a few years ago. I went in to one on Friday and found it! The price was way too high so it took it to be scanned and found out that they had the wrong price on the shelf.

I usually have one piece of chocolate with my matcha. I have done that two or three times now and I can’t even taste this matcha. I tried it by itself and it is good but not as good as I had thought it would be. It is a little too tame. It was harvested in 2015 and expires 2017 according to the tin. It is smooth, it is creamy, but the flavor is not as pronounced as I would like. I also get much better froth from my Tanabata from Red Leaf and from KaiMatcha Premium.

It is good enough that I would certainly buy it again if I ran out of matcha and wanted some fast, but I will be just as happy with some of the other matcha teas I have found.

My son and his fiancé and my eldest daughter all tried it and liked it and agreed that it is mild and drinkable even for matcha newbies.

mrmopar

Did you ever find the ponzu?

ashmanra

I did! Harris Teeter carries both kinds and I got the lime since it seems to be your favorite! I plan to try it tomorrow. Tanks for the recommendation!

Equusfell

Hmm. This is kind of sad. I’m running low on my matcha and I was going to grab some of this off of amazon. Right now I’m finishing up my Deluxe matcha from rel leaf, which is very floral but kinda harsh, and I was looking for an upgrade. Any suggestions?

ashmanra

The Tanabata matcha is from Red Leaf and I like it a lot. My all time favorite is KaiMatcha Premium, which is sold out at the moment – well, for months now. Happens every year. I liked the one from Zen Tea okay, especially for matcha lattes and at such a low price, it was a good buy. And the DoMatcha wasn’t bad, it was just a lighter taste than I have become accustomed to. You might love it since you felt your last one was too harsh.

MrQuackers

They do sell it at Whole Foods.

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mrmopar

Did you ever find the ponzu?

ashmanra

I did! Harris Teeter carries both kinds and I got the lime since it seems to be your favorite! I plan to try it tomorrow. Tanks for the recommendation!

Equusfell

Hmm. This is kind of sad. I’m running low on my matcha and I was going to grab some of this off of amazon. Right now I’m finishing up my Deluxe matcha from rel leaf, which is very floral but kinda harsh, and I was looking for an upgrade. Any suggestions?

ashmanra

The Tanabata matcha is from Red Leaf and I like it a lot. My all time favorite is KaiMatcha Premium, which is sold out at the moment – well, for months now. Happens every year. I liked the one from Zen Tea okay, especially for matcha lattes and at such a low price, it was a good buy. And the DoMatcha wasn’t bad, it was just a lighter taste than I have become accustomed to. You might love it since you felt your last one was too harsh.

MrQuackers

They do sell it at Whole Foods.

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