I wanted to love it… but I couldn’t. I realize that matcha is probably best when purchased from a Japanese company, but I saw Republic of Tea’s matcha in a Whole Foods and decided to try it.
One of the first ways to assess the quality of the matcha is the color of the tea. I was immediately disappointed when I opened it because the matcha had this very yellow tinge to it. I was looking forward to having a bright, beautiful green cup of matcha but when prepared, the tea still retained that very yellow tinge.
In terms of taste, it was very grassy and had a harsh edge to it. I’m just getting into matcha (I am by no means an expert!) but I could tell that it really wasn’t the best, especially in terms of price to quality ratio.
I wouldn’t recommend this tea, there are better brands to buy matcha from.