I just found this site a few days ago while researching for matcha sets and I think this site is wonderful for tea info!
Lots of knowledgeable people here hehe
So I just bought this set :
and I tried the matcha you see in the picture. I don't really like it, It says to add two scoops per 4 oz (which I did) and the matcha didn't really froth up and tasted very mild with a very watered down flavor.
I also tried a "unknown" brand I bought from a Japanese supermarket. I bought it with the sole intent of using if for baking since it cost me $3.99 lol
Here's a pic of the bag :
This matcha is a bit better than the itoen matcha (not as mild, i like bold full bodied teas... for example, my fav. green tea is genmaicha) but still did not froth and it's still not what I'm looking for. I know not to expect much from this tea since I know "real" matcha is alot more $ than this one.
So In conclusion, I'm on the fence about these and still searching for the perfect matcha. I had had two cups of matcha in Japan two years ago and I still remember the taste. ( It was dark in color, bold in flavor and had a lot of froth) I had them both in Kyoto so not sure if that might affect the type of taste I'm looking for.
I was also thinking of making a purchase from "yuuki-cha", since they seem to have cheaper matcha... I dont have too much money to spend on matcha but I want to actually buy something that I will enjoy. If anyone can recommend something, even from a different vendor I'd appreciate it!!
ps- I love the taste of matcha in most Japanese made products, green tea cake, mochi, ice cream etc... (not sure if this will help with figuring out my taste hehe)