1 Tasting Note
Simply brilliant flavors in this tea. Complex and whole, yet easy on the pallet.
I was ready to write off matcha tea all together after trying a few other brands, but then I learned the difference between the grades. KaiMatcha is ceremonial grade, and it makes a huge difference. I had been pinching pennies and thinking all matcha was created equal but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
I won’t pretend to be an expert, but basically it comes down to how the plant is grown and when it’s harvested. Ceremonial grade matcha only uses leaves from the most prime harvest, whereas cooking grade matcha uses leaves from the second and third harvest, and everything that wasn’t good enough to make it into the ceremonial grade.
That’s why a lot of people complain about bitterness when drinking matcha tea, it’s because they’ve only tried “the cheap stuff” and have yet to experience ceremonial grade matcha – the way it’s meant to be enjoyed.
I highly recommend giving KaiMatcha a try, even if you haven’t been too keen on matcha teas in the past. We will be featuring a more in-depth review at http://TeaPerspective.com soon and are looking forward to delving deeper into the world of matcha and everything it has to offer!