NOESIS wrote:I've had the Tancho many times in the past, and quite enjoy it. A nice green vegetable sweetness and medium body. Good stuff. Haven't tried the Kimno-no-mukashi.
Since I don't drink matcha daily, I generally go for the high grade stuff....more pronounced umami and thicker body. If I were to drink it daily, I'd probably go with a more modest offering, like Tancho or O-Cha's "Kiri no Mori".
Good to hear! I think I might go ahead and try the Tancho and Wakamatsu when I place my order; just to have a little variety in the cabinet. I'm currently making my way through O-Cha's "Kiri no Mori" and enjoying it very much -- it's a great introduction to the world of matcha, and makes me want to try more. Great value for the price, IMHO.
On a slightly tangential note, I recently purchased 100g of O-Cha's powdered sencha since it was so inexpensive (and I wanted to fill my nifty little 100g matcha tin). While I don't regret buying it, part of me wishes I got something a little higher quality to savor. It's awesome in smoothies and perfect for road trips/a quick pick-me-up, but my only advice to Xell would be to make sure you like whatever you're getting 100g of!