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DōMatcha was one of the first companies to market Matcha teas to the west. It's one of the more well known brands of Matcha worldwide. Even though it is expensive I wanted to try it to compare to other Matchas.
This is a ceremonial grade Matcha; not cheap. It has wonderful color and flavor. It foams up nicely when you whisk it and it is slightly less bitter than premium grade Matcha. It comes in an resealable can like you see in Japanese homes.
Since many of the Matcha tea questions on Amazon pertain to radiation contamination of green teas, I thought I'd mention that DōMatcha teas are grown in Kagoshima (700 miles away from the nuclear disaster that occurred in Fukushima) and Uji, Kyoto and (325 miles away from the nuclear disaster that occurred in Fukushima), so radiation is not much of a concern (for me).
This was the first matcha I ever tried, and from the first sip, I fell in love with it. I have since bought many other reputable ceremonial grade teas to compare it to, but I have never found anything that comes close to the quality of this tea. DoMatcha is a vibrant, bright, almost unbelievable leaf green color. It is the kind of green that is so lively and vibrant that it seems almost to glow. Other brands either have a dingy, dark quality to them with a color that looks like pine needles, or they are too light and washed out, with a limy-celadon tone. I guess it might seem silly to put so much emphasis on color in a review, but the color, in my opinion, is a direct reflection of the flavor of the tea.
If you are a lover of matcha or have only just learned of its incredible health benefits, you will find nothing better than DoMatcha Ceremonial Grade tea. This also happens to be the best price I have found for it anywhere.
Pro Tip: Use Kal Pure Stevia Extract Powder -- 3.5 oz to sweeten your matcha. It tastes delicious, and it somehow makes the matcha froth double in volume. No other stevia and no other sweetener works as well as Kal brand. Also, matcha is very fragile! Keep it refrigerated, and do not use dairy with it or it will degrade its antioxidant properties. Enjoy!
I bought this tea just wanting to see if I could taste a difference between a ceremonial grade green tea powder and an universal or cooking grade green tea. I honestly thought that it would all be the same, but I must say that I now have become a ceremonial green tea powder snub....if what I want is to drink a cup of green tea latte or plain green tea. I can taste the smoothness and sweetness in the ceremonial grade green tea. Not that I won't ever drink universal grade...but it is slightly more bitter than the ceremonial grade and I would use universal grade in a pinch if I ever run out of the ceremonial grade. A 1 oz tin of DoMatcha will make a LOT of green tea drinks because you need such a small amount of tea to make a cup...that the cost is worth it. DoMatcha is a great buy and you won't regret your purchase.
This is some of the greatest stuff on the planet. If you're looking for a quality matcha brand look no further. I've tried others that were ok but not Great like this. Now I know the difference in quality. Packed for freshness. Beautiful bright green color , sweet creamy taste, no bitterness. Made a matcha latte with this and hemp milk..no coffee or tea house can compare to. Seriously this stuff is great about to make some now' DoMatcha definitely a brand you can trust for top of the line Japanese matcha.
I did quite a bit of research on matcha tea before ordering and this one always came up highly recommended. I'm very happy with my purchase and absolutely love the taste as well as the added energy it gives me without feeling jittery like coffee and other caffeinated beverages do.
My only question/concern is that when I ordered it from here last month I received the item pictured in the link. However, I just reordered and received a completely different label. The contents appear the same, but I'm wondering if they recently changed their packaging or if I possibly didn't receive the right product...?
This is a solid matcha for sure, but it is slightly over-priced for it's quality level. Top notch packaging, seems very fresh, decent color, and no discernible bitterness, however the flavor is a bit "flat", if you will. I guess I would say it lacks depth and complexity. Don't get me wrong, this is indeed a ceremonial caliber matcha, and I have no regrets in having tried it, but going forward this wouldn't be my first choice as there are several others that I think have better flavor AND come in at a lower price per gram.
Well packaged, but not so practical. It's packaged in a silver plastic sealed bag (within the can) that you need to cut open. In the prices you lose some matcha powder. And I don't see why this should cost more money than other organic matcha ceremonial. Yes, they are having better marketing skills. Happens to be that my last one was not so good.
This matcha is decent, but by no means is it up to par with ceremonial grade. I've had plenty of matcha while in Japan and was disappointed that this tea lacked the subtle sweetness to compliment the slight bitterness of matcha. The color was good, and the aroma was amazing. It was just the taste that was lackluster for "ceremonial grade". I'll drink it, but will try to find something more in line with the quality of ceremonial matcha.
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