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I ended up buying more…I couldn’t resist.
Despite being one of their lest expensive options, this is still the best matcha I have ever had. I ended up buying the cold brew bottle they offer as well. Just shook this up with ice and a tiny bit of honey (fresh from the Salish Lodge hives), and boy oh boy. This is delightful.
The bright green color instantly boosts my mood. It’s beautiful!
Absolutely not trace of bitterness- smooth and grassy. Absolute perfect iced matcha.
I’m nearly out of this, and so tempted to buy more. But, I need to sip through some other matchas before doing so. That will be quite a test of my self control, though, because this is so good! Made it iced with some raw honey and bee pollen, and just a splash of oat milk. Not a trace of bitterness, just a bright/fresh green flavor.
Boosting my score to a perfect 100…because it really deserves it. Breakaway sells the absolute best matcha that I’ve tried. Hands down. It’s so smooth and drinkable, and there is absolutely no bitterness. I add a bit of honey, but it really doesn’t need it. I’ve been enjoying it most mornings, and I really look forward to it. Highly recommend for matcha lovers. All of their varietals that I’ve tried have been great, but I gravitate towards this one because of the value, and I make most of my matcha iced anyway.
I’ve been on the search for a really drinkable matcha, and stumbled across Breakaway Matcha. Some of the varieties they carry can get pretty pricey (their most expensive is $209/30g YEESH). I was intrigued, and saw that they offered a customizable sampler. I was going to go that route, until I saw that they actually have an offer to send 2 packets of their cold brew matcha for free! I was very excited. They reached me yesterday in a nice little envelope, with some brewing instructions (basically put the packet and some cold water in a bottle and shake). I made some this morning and I am quite shocked at how tasty it is! So smooth and creamy, no bitterness at all. It’s also a really appealing, bright luscious green. I’m really, really impressed, and will be making a purchase shortly.
This tasting is for Breakaway Matcha Blend 97, which is at the higher-end of the Breakaway spectrum (Blend 100 is their most premium).
97 was my first experience making matcha at home. Since I’m not normally a matcha drinker, I compared 97 with a mid-grade drinking matcha from the local Japanese grocery in order to calibrate my taste buds. The difference was stark: the grocery matcha was a dull green powder that makes a harsh and bitter cup, whereas 97 was vibrant, nearly neon green, smooth, and sweet.
I used the recommended Breakaway technique to make a thin (usu-cha) cup:Sift 1/2 teaspoon of matcha Add about 1 ounce of 165°F water Whisk with an electric frothing wand Pour into a serving cup Dilute with more 165°F water, to taste (about 3 ounces) Swirl Drink
This is not traditional, but the results were good.
97 has the strong grassy aroma I associate with matcha, but with none of the bitterness. My biggest surprise was the caffeine kick: it is pleasant, gentle high that is quite noticeable. The aroma paired with the pick-me-up is the hallmark of this tea. I find myself craving it sometimes. Is this what coffee addiction is like?
Despite the nice aroma, the taste is fairly flat. Perhaps this is due to the whisking technique. I remember tasting an usu-cha on my last trip to Tokyo, prepared in the traditional method, that had wonderful hints of umami, nuttiness, and a tad of astringency in addition to the grassy green baseline. I don’t get that kind of complexity out of 97.
In any case, Breakaway Matcha has piqued my interest. I will definitely be exploring matcha further and making it part of my tea rotation.