This is from the recent Red Leaf Tea side by side blind taste test. If you were included but haven’t completed your survey yet stop reading now.
Amazon is an amusing place to look for matcha. It just is. The emphasis in the descriptions is usually on the amazing cure all powers of said tea. This one mostly walks the line without jumping into over hype mode. Well except for the “Never Irradiated – Not From Japan – Swiss EU and NOP Certified” sigh.
I used this today in a cold milk and Splenda frap. I noted before I liked this hot. I find I still like it, and more so cold. It has a nice fresh flavor with what struck my taste buds as kind of a leaf and melon note. I ended up adding two packets of Splenda to 12oz of milk to take it into Starbucks territory. It was not bitter or gritty. At about $2.47/oz this would be a nice everyday kind of powdered tea for frap use. I rated three teas higher (out of 12). One was three times as expensive. The other two (both from Red Leaf Tea) were less than half the price. Even so I found this to be pretty good for how I used it.