I received this via Tomson to test, which is perfect for me because my latest and greatest hobby is making ice cream. My boyfriend's favorite is green tea! I also have been making green tea cupcakes, so let the green tea craze continue. I enjoy using this powder for making various sweets. I have yet to use it for a smoothie or latte, but I plan to! This green tea is similar to the ones I buy in Asian Supermarkets. The taste is similar. I honestly will go with whatever is easiest for me to get and price wise. I usually get around 2oz for $9.99 at the supermarket this retails for $25 on amazon. So pricing is close, but I can get a better deal at the market.