I'm still only beginning to venture into the world of matcha, and so far I've only had matcha from Enjoying Tea, and now from In Pursuit of Tea. I've heard that you can't really reproduce or find in the States the matcha quality that you'd find in Japan, and right now I'm fine with that, but I do want to get the best quality I can find.
The matcha powder I got from Enjoying Tea was a dull green, with a distinctively sweet vegetal taste remniscient of other Japanese green teas I've had, but smoother.
When I opened my matcha powder from In Pursuit of Tea yesterday, I was surprised that the color was a bright, bright green, and the taste was SO smooth and sweet that it almost tasted milky, hardly like green tea at all and not particularly vegetal. I liked the result, but in a very different way than I liked the other matcha.
What could the reason be for this variation? And should I assume that In Pursuit of Tea's matcha uses color enhancement? I'm just not even sure anymore that I even know what matcha should taste like...