Grace Matcha Review

​I ran into an old friend the other day that said "​I know that you do matcha reviews, you have to do a Grace Matcha Review!".​​​

So after much discussion over our matcha green tea, I headed over to the Grace Matcha website and ordered a 20 gram tin of Grace Ceremonial Matcha.

Grace also offers what they call a luxury matcha, which I understand is pretty good for everyday drinking, but I prefer to review the higher ceremonial grade when it is available.

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Grace Matcha Review

Grace Ceremonial Grade Matcha

Our Rating 98/100

​Grace Ceremonial Grade Matcha is a premium organic matcha green tea powder ​Which comes from Marukyu-Koyamaen, a well known tea production company in Uji, Kyoto, JAPAN.

This area of Japan is well known for producing some of the finest matcha green tea powder in the world.

The company has won many awards for their tea production:

  • ​The All-Japan Competitive Tea Exhibition First Prize ​Nineteen Times.
  • ​The Kansai Competitive Tea Exhibition First Prize Nineteen Times.
  • ​The All Japan Tea Judging Competition Champion ​Twice.

​I was very excited for this Grace Matcha review and waited patiently for the order to arrive.

​Grace Matcha Review Of Color and Grind

Color and Grind Rating 98/100

​The grace Matcha arrived in a pop top aluminum can and the first thing that I noticed when I opened the top was the beautiful, vibrant green color!

Grace Matcha Color

​The next thing that I noticed was the sweet, grassy smell that defines all of the best matcha.

The grind was super fine although the Grace matcha was a little more clumpy that others we have reviewed.

I should say that Grace Matcha prides themselves on offerring only the freshest matcha green tea powder. All of their matcha has a ​Best By Date of 7 months after grinding.

They do stress that this doesn't mean that there isn't anything wrong with the matcha green tea powder after this date, only that it is best before that date.

​Grace Matcha Review - Taste

Matcha Green Tea Taste Rating 98/100

I prepared the Grace ceremonial grade organic matcha in the traditional manner with a bowl and matcha whisk, first sifting the Grace matcha powder through a fine sieve to eliminate any clumps.​

The result was a vibrant matcha green tea with a beautifully rich froth on top.

Grace Matcha Green Tea

​The taste was sweetly satisfying with a wholesome grassy flavor. The rich froth brought a great texture to the Grace matcha green tea, giving it a creamy sort of texture.

I tend to prefer the bolder tasting matchas, but this one kind of hit a sweet spot between bold and mild that was very satisfying.

Grace Matcha Review Cons

First let me say that I truly like the vibrant color, good texture and, most importantly, the awesome taste of the ​Grace Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha.

As much as I like the quality of the Grace ​Matcha, there are some things that I don't like and you should be made aware of them so that you can make your own decision as to whether this is the right matcha for you.

Here are my concerns:

  1. It does not appear that Grace Matcha offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee like most other high quality matcha companies. Their website states under Cancellation and returns - Any return or refund will not be accepted for overseas delivery once order confirmation e-mail is sent out. ​Which leads us to our second concern.​​​
  2. Grace Matcha is only available through the Grace and Green website and ships directly from Japan. I prefer to purchase my matcha from Amazon, which gives me an avenue for returns and also a venue where I can see other Grace Matcha Reviews.

​Again, I really like the Grace Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha, but I don't think I will be buying any more due to the reasons above.

I would love to see Grace matcha available through Amazon and then I would drink Grace Matcha Green Tea on a regular basis

Our Score 4.7
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Grace & Green - May 1, 2018

Thank you for this review!
We are sorry for the 100% satisfaction guarantee… Our prices do not include the unnecessary cost. We offer the Best organic matcha with the most reasonable prices for matcha lovers. This is why we don’t offer 100% satisfaction guarantee. 🙂
As for the e-commerce company, they take huge commission fee, therefore it is impossible to sell the high quality matcha with reasonable prices on the market…And many of matcha there are low grade matcha but a lot of good reviews. We think there are many business mind people there working for money not for people who are eager to find good quality matcha…
We are simply offering High Quality Organic Matcha with the most reasonable prices for Matcha Lovers!

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    Matcha Connection - May 2, 2018

    Thanks so much for the comment on my Grace Matcha Review!

    While I respect your decision to not offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, I do think that this policy will result in fewer Matcha lovers trusting your brand.

    As far as Amazon is concerned, I agree with you that there is low grade matcha for sale there with good reviews. It is one of the reasons that matcha reviews like mine are so valuable to matcha lovers. I honestly believe that if Grace Matcha was available on Amazon, your sales would skyrocket.

    Thanks again for adding value for my readers!

    Reina

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      Grace & Green - May 2, 2018

      Hi Reina,
      Thank you very much for your suggestion!
      We will do our best for Matcha Lovers!

      Thank you again!
      Ritsuo

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G - October 8, 2018

I don’t agree that sales would skyrocket simply by selling them thru Amazon. Grace Matcha is doing the right thing by selling it on their own, thereby reducing unnecessary commission incurred when selling via 3rd party channel. If someone truly love something, he or she will go get it regardless where the product is sold at/via. I’m one such person but this is personal preference so I cannot enforce my preference onto others

Furthermore I also do not think by giving a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy will result in people trusting this brand more. Everyone is made differently, so are our tastebuds. I find it appalling that anyone can return food that’s half consumed simply because the taste is not to their liking. I find it very disrespectful to honest food producers.

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Norman H. Plotkin - February 14, 2019

I would give Grace & Green 100/100. The color of the ceremonial grade is a brilliant vivid green. Its taste is smooth leaving a velvety aftertaste. The fact that they sell directly bypassing the middle man is for me a strong selling point. The reviewer stated how much he/she liked the color and the”awesome taste”. So why be concerned about returning the product? I will continue to buy from G&G and encourage them to provide the finest product at a fair price.

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    Grace & Green - April 17, 2019

    Dear Norman,
    Thank you for your review!!!
    Our goal is to offer the best organic matcha in Japan with the most reasonable prices for Matcha Green Tea Lovers. Matcha Green Tea is a pride of Japan. So we would like more people to find truly high quality Organic Matcha! Thank you again!

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May - July 3, 2019

I actually love it that Grace and Green doesn’t sell their products via Amazon and would rather purchase directly from the manufacturer. The only downside on my part is that since I live in the Philippines, the processing of mail through our post office is still in the “Jurassic Age” so it took almost a month for me to receive it. I didn’t mind though.

That fact too that they don’t have a money back guarantee means that they are very confident with their product. This will not deter me from buying from them.

Bottom line, it’s the vibrant green color and most especially the taste that matter.

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    Matcha Connection - July 3, 2019

    Hi May,

    Thanks for reaching out and sharing your opinion on our Grace Matcha Review!

    There are obviously many who enjoy high quality matcha that agree with your assessment.

    Thanks again May!

    Reina

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Shumik - July 3, 2019

Grace and Green matcha is the absolute best matcha I ever tried. The company has a very good point: there are too many ceremonial matcha on Amazon, all of it is total junk not different from the culinary grade sold in Costco in bulk but at 10x the price. Will stick to Grace and Green for life!

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    Matcha Connection - July 4, 2019

    Hi Shumik,

    Thanks for sharing your valuable opinion!

    It seems that Grace and Green Matcha is slowly rising to the top as the best matcha. They certainly have the most passionate followers!

    Thanks again Shumik!

    Reina

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