What should be my next Matcha purchase

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What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby beforewisdom » May 30th, '13, 10:04

I'm a matcha newbie.

So far I've had Republic of Tea ( RoT - blech, very bitter ) matcha and a jar of Den's Tea matcha ( much better ) that is about to run out.

Would anyone care to recommend a moderately priced everyday matcha to try next? I'm inclined to order from o-cha.com, but I will gladly go elsewhere on a strong recommendation.

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Re: What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby Running for Tea » May 30th, '13, 14:59

Kiri-no-Mori from O-Cha is great, I just finished a can a few days ago. I've also been looking for a budget-friendly, go-to matcha. There is a bag of Matcha Moe from Zencha in my tea storage, but I've yet to open it. I'll post again once I've tried it :mrgreen:

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Re: What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby Huskysibe » May 30th, '13, 23:08

Surprisingly, the matcha at Ito En is a great everyday matcha and priced at just over $9 you can't go wrong. I bought 2 cans and don't regret my purchase at all and will continue to buy from them.

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Re: What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby Running for Tea » May 31st, '13, 10:51

Opened the Yame Matcha Moe from Zencha this morning. It is not quite as good as I was hoping, but the price is a bargain. It wasn't bitter, but it had a bit of a roasted flavor that I've never experienced with matcha before. This isn't a matcha that I'll purchase again, but I'll certainly finish the bag off. I can't recommend stocking up on it, but at $13 (including shipping) its a purchase that wouldn't cause too much regret.

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Re: What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby chingwa » May 31st, '13, 15:59

Matcha is one of those things that I've had a hard time getting into. I've certainly had some great Matcha before, but I've found that despite my best efforts to find an affordable one that is worth drinking (...to my taste buds...), I have yet to actually enjoy anything that I've tried below $50/can. :shock:

This makes matcha waaaay too expensive to be a casual tea for me, and thus my utensils go unused most of the time. :cry:

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Re: What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby edkrueger » May 31st, '13, 20:59

Is this a 20g can or a 40g can?

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What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby robbie_olive » May 31st, '13, 21:30

I have bought from this online store:

http://www.greentea-japan.com/index.php ... ucts_id=17

The matcha is "Seiju", from Yame, and it is fantastic for koicha and usucha. The taste is never bitter, and has a beautiful sweet aftertaste. While it is not the cheapest, you do get what you pay for, when it comes to matcha. I practice tea ceremony, so for me, I can justify the expense of using a higher quality matcha.

Cheers!

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Re: What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby beforewisdom » Jun 1st, '13, 08:03

edkrueger wrote:Is this a 20g can or a 40g can?


Your post, without a quote for context and your avatar makes it seem like you are spooning shoe polish into your matcha bowl.

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Re: What should be my next Matcha purchase

Postby 5am » Jun 1st, '13, 14:23

I was really impressed with the kiri-no-mori from o-cha. For the price I was delighted with a very high quality matcha.

I need to experiment with more matcha varieties but you at least can't go wrong with the kiri.

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