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.

2 tsp 2 OZ / 59 ML

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Hi! I’ve been into tea for about a year now, thanks to my good fortune of living near a lot of wonderful tea shops in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As you can guess, I really like oolong tea, but I couldn’t live without Earl Grey. I like to branch out and try new things, and learn more about tea as much as I can!


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