This has become the clear favorite from the three Japanese matcha I have been trying out. Initially I found them pretty close. More tasting is causing the divide between them to grow. I’ve mentioned before almost all my matcha is mixed cold with milk and a little sweetener. I don’t bother with anything above culinary grade because why, and I have used almost exclusively Chinese green tea powder rather than true matcha. Chinese powder is cheap and while not usually tasty straight it does stand up well to mixing. So, here the tea does manage to hold up well to milk while staying very smooth. This has a fresh leafy green taste and a healthy meaty seaweed umami note. It is slightly sweet on its own. I still add sweetener anyway because that’s how I roll. Though I don’t drink it straight regularly it does taste nice to me without bitterness.