During our products selection process, we tasted many matcha from different region. This post is about the selection process and the comparison among few matcha.
Before we go further, can you guess which matcha in the picture above is the highest grade?
Matcha A is the highest grade among 6 matcha above.
From one of our blog post, we understand that higher grade matcha has more vibrant and greener colour. By looking at the picture above, we can know that A is the highest grade, followed by matcha D, then matcha B, C, E and F.
After we tasted all of them, we found that matcha A has almost no bitterness or atringency, it's the best matcha we've ever tasted. Unfortunately the price for this matcha is extremely high, not suitable for ordinary consumer market especially in Malaysia. Followed by matcha D, it has very low level of astringency, almost no bitterness. Matcha B, C, D and E has quite obvious bitterness and astringency, with B has lowest and E has the most bitterness.
After comparison on several aspects, we decided to source Matcha D as our ceremony grade matcha. Matcha D has very high level of sweetness, low level of astringency which make it suitable for matcha tea. Besides, its aroma is one of the best from many matcha we've tasted.
On the other hand, matcha D has very good price to quality ratio, therefore we are able to provide very good matcha at very reasonable price. Although matcha A and D has similar quality (A is slighly better), but matcha A is 3 times more expensive.
If you want to try our ceremony matcha, please visit our store.