Cofftea said

Most expensive matcha

Does anyone know what the most expensive organic Ceremonial Grade matcha (price/gram) available in the US is? Normally I factor shipping into the total cost, but I’m looking for highest product price. I’m a self admitted matcha addict and have been proclaimed a matcha master by several and would like to conduct an experiment. I have a matcha that I absolutely love that costs 16 cents/gram. I now would like to compare this to the most expensive matcha I can find. I did the obvious and searched for “most expensive matcha”, but I don’t think I’ve found what I’m looking for. It might be Samovar’s matcha, but I’m not sure. Thanks to anyone that can point me in the right direction.

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I vote for Samovar. $79 for 1 ounce or 28 grams.

Cofftea said

Yes I’m aware of the price. I’m not; however, sure if it’s organic. It doesn’t say so, so I doubt it. I’ll have to e-mail them and ask. If not, it doesn’t qualify for my experiment. I also don’t know if there’s one more expensive out there. It seems like there would be.

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Sara said

Red Leaf just added a few more expensive varieties, this is the costliest of them: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/imperial-matcha-tea-organic.html $79.99 per 30 grams. Ceremonial grade and organic!

Cofftea said

Yeah I noticed that- I will definitely be checking that one out further.

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Seems like comparing it to the BEST maccha would be more worthwhile… But I suppose that, according to the placebo effect, the most expensive is the best in many people’s minds. Is that the idea?

Cofftea said

Well, considering I have not tried every matcha available, comparing it to the best isn’t going to work. And that would also not be the experiment I want to conduct. Nope. No placebo affect in the idea at all. Just wanting to know if price = superior quality flavor.

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Actually the finest matchas will not be organic. They are made in batches that are too small to make it worthwhile to conform to organic standards and also need a good deal of nitrogen fertilizer to make the superior quality. We have a very rare and expensive artisan matcha $165 for 30 grams http://www.americantearoom.com/artisan-matcha-hekisui.html (we are the sole source for this in the US) as well as an excellent grade organic ceremonial matcha for $50 per 30 grams http://www.americantearoom.com/premium-ceremonial-matcha-organic-tea.html.

Cofftea said

That’s what I assumed (about the organic), but just to make things even I am comparing the most expensive organic ceremonial grade since I’m comparing it to a cheap organic ceremonial grade. I will; however, try the artisan matcha you carry at some point. If I can ever afford it lol.

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