Ngoc Tu Dinh
Aug 3, 2015, 17:51
An incredibly green, fresh matcha. This matcha really shines when brewed thicker than normal usucha (without reaching koicha thickness) at a lower temperature: creamy, vegetal yet not bitter or fishy.
I generally brew with a level half-teaspoon and 60-80 ml of water.
Advantages: Intense experience.
Disadvantages: Not that great when brewed thin, some might not like the lack of bitterness. Quite expensive.
May 26, 2015, 21:56
A lively, young-tasting matcha, with a very forward umami. It tastes fresher and, perhaps, greener than any other I've tasted; however, the balance of flavors isn't to my taste.
Advantages: Quite different from nearly every other matcha I've tried, and I've tried dozens....
Disadvantages: Difficult to prepare well: more sensitive to water temperature than some.
Nov 22, 2014, 00:24
I have now placed three orders with O-Cha, so that alone speaks for itself. I am very pleased with the quality of this matcha and plan to try some of the other grades when they become available, for comparison purposes.
Advantages: Excellent health benefits and the ritual is calming.
Disadvantages: None that I am aware of.
Aug 23, 2014, 05:01
Got this with my starter kit, very comparable with the one I had previously tried. Smells great and taste is very smooth
Jun 8, 2014, 12:00
I like Matcha and began incorporating it into my routine to cut back on coffee. This particular matcha has a lovely green color, light grassy aroma, and extremely mild flavor.
Advantages: Lovely and delicious.
I noticed to my surprise experiencing that wonderful calm state of alertness (due to the amino acids theophylline and L-theanine) after a few days of drinking it. As a designer/programmer? It may be my new favorite food... and if your work requires focus? You owe it to yourself to try it.
In comparing this tea to a locally acquired reasonably good green tea, there was no comparison. This tea is brilliant green (the other a more dull olive) and the taste is free of any after taste or bitterness while the other had a flavor I normally associate with green teas served at restaurants.
I like the mid-way between thin and thick and prepare it on the thick side.
It is a little expensive, but the quality of matcha's effects is largely based on the quality of the matcha you drink. I've already used the quick re-order option.