This is the first time that I have tried a culinary grade matcha. This one uses nibancha (second pick) tea. I noticed a bit of a colour difference between it and house matcha; because I had them both on spoons next to each other. It was more of a subtle difference.
The product was fine in my latte this morning, it appeared green. I sifted the matcha beforehand. The taste had a tea flavour. Perhaps because it is second picked?
Update: I don’t think I would drink this ceremonial style. It’s great for lattes though!