I finished it about a month ago.
It took so long to finish it because I found the taste to be extremely bitter, like a bowl of boiled grass.
A matcha fan in an earlier thread implored me not to give up on matcha, stating that the matcha from Republic Of Tea was about the worst.
I ordered this matcha from Den's Tea, a Japanese tea importer with offices in California ( fast delievery )
- the powder was a much darker green
- the tea was a much darker green
- zero bitterness
- about the same price, before shipping
- came in a much more convenient container than RoT's standard tall cylinder
I have a weak sense of taste.
I use a tiny wooden spoon for matcha that I got with my bamboo matcha whisk. Even one of these spoons of RoT matcha was far too bitter for me.
I used two such spoonfuls for Den's Tea matcha. Hardly any taste registered on me. I am going to try cranking it up to 3 - 4 spoons on my next cup.
100% more drinkable than RoT's matcha.
I'm glad I took the risk on another can or I would have decided that matcha was just not my thing.
An enormous difference in quality.