Kirkland Signature

Recent Tasting Notes

65

Gotta love those office Christmas parties, eh? This was my secret santa’s idea of an ideal gift for me.

It’s not bad! (which is a good thing, since I now have SO.MUCH. of it) It’s a standard green tea flavor; mild, not exactly bland, but it doesn’t really blow my skirt up, either. I’ve learned that I don’t like to drink it until the loose matcha dumped from the packet settles to the bottom. Drinking the loose matcha gives the tea an instant tea mouth feel that I find unpleasant, but the flavor itself is better with than without it.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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65

A pleasant surprise to a tea bag green tea! Its got a nice sweetness to the end of it that I wasn’t expecting.

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65

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85

For a bag tea to have on hand its EXCELLENT. I have been drinking loose whole leaf teas for some time and this tea is comparable and even better than some of the more expensive loose green teas. I think gyokuro is one of the finer green teas and the taste of this kirkland tea is surprisingly similar.
In my opinion, those who are claiming this tea is so so are fooling themselves simply because it comes in a bag.
give it a try.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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85

very grassy-ish green tea. healthy, not “enjoyable”. good substitute to drinking water.

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I found a handful of these individually wrapped green tea bags from Kirkland in a purse! I drank a lot of this tea a while back, and it was my very first experience with the sachet format. I wonder whether Kirkland was the first to create the sachet? Well, anyway the biggest surprise was always that this purveyor of high quality Japanese green tea was somehow affiliated with … Costco!!!!

I loved this tea. The bag I drank this afternoon sadly tasted a bit stale, but now this tea is old, and I am thinking that maybe it was a sencha/genmaicha blend, because I’ve noticed that genmaicha sometimes becomes stale as a result of the popped rice. I believe that there is some matcha implicated as well, because some of the dark green powder sifts through the sachet pores.

Since this tea is no longer in its prime, I’ll refrain from rating it today. If I come across a fresh box at some point, then I’ll try it again. I do recall that I loved it before…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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84

time to do a full review:

when i take the teabag out of the pack i can smell the green tea leaves and the matcha :)

i also noticed that the bag is like some kind of nylon casing and the string is attached to the middle of the bag and you have to detach the tab first.

after you put it in you do have to follow the instructions and wait 20 or 30 seconds. any longer and it can get bitter. then you should dump any left over matcha powder in the package into the tea.

the aroma is fitting for the kind of tea and the matcha/green tea leaves aroma smells great!

it tastes bitter sweet but it does taste good! for a lesser brand this is worth it

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84

The best of the green teas of the lesser brands i have tried so far :) tastes awesome!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Used this as the base for ochazuke, with leftover steamed white rice, edamame beans, and furikake. Yum!

here’s the idea, if you are confused:
http://justhungry.com/2004/01/ochazuke_rice_w.html

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81

I have this tea whenever I go to my friends house, or whenever we have to travel for work. This is probably my favorite bagged green tea – heck it’s one of my favorite green teas period. It’s pretty light and even a bit sweet, taste wise, and doesn’t leave a grassy aftertaste that I’m used to with a lot of plain green teas. I love the mix of the tea leaves and the matcha.

I’m definitely making someone run to costco for me and pick some of this stuff up.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

This is my travel tea. It carries easier and better since it is prepackaged into little green pouches and tastes better than any other packaged green tea.
I personally prefer quality loose leaf green tea but this one works in a pinch. The taste is a bit grainy and grassy but there are the hints of that sweet taste that makes green tea so darn good!
Served hot, unsweetened or cold, unsweetened.

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82

A very good green tea……a real steal at the price.

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29

I received this complementary teabag while in an office waiting room. It was fairly bitter and very grassy. Not something I’d ever want to have again. It’s even worse than Lipton hot tea. Blech.

Does my inability to enjoy cheap, grocery store brand, bagged teas make me a tea snob? If so, I’m totally okay with that. :P

Cavocorax

I’m totally ok with that too. :P

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I have a huge jar full of individually packaged bagged tea. I remember this one was a favorite before loose leaf.

I totally dislike when I open the package and I get sprayed with matcha. Taste? ehhh, kinda stale, though this has to be pretty old. The silk plastic tea bag I can see the tea looks like grainy mush. Oh, i’m spoiled from loose leaf. Snooty owl!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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70

Honestly I tend to prefer loose leaf tea; however, this tea is my favorite variety of bagged green tea. I can steep this tea for ever and it never gets bitter, simply amazing. With the addition of the matcha, and in consuming the whole leaf of that green tea variety, it leads to much greater yield of the L-Theanine amino acid, that is so coveted by tea-drinkers for its profoundly calming and yet focused influence over the mind. By the time there is just a single sip left in the mug, it is mostly some slightly sweet matcha and after it is drained, the ensuing mental clarity will follow you around for hours.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more

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79

This is simple and enjoyable green tea. I like that there is a little bit of matcha powder to give it a nice taste.

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