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  1. 271 of 279 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Delicious, fresh green tea blended with maccha powder, January 19, 2011
    By 
    Ochakko (Seattle, WA) –

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    This review is from: Kirkland Ito En Matcha Blend Japanese Green Tea-100 ct (Grocery)
    I grew up with green tea (I’m from Japan)- I was always searching for good alternative to the loose green tea (wanted something quick, single serving, easy to clean, and yet tastes good). Well, my search is over, finally!

    Pros

    -Tastes very fresh, the color is very green,
    not that yellow-ish green

    -Added Maccha to enhance the flavor

    Cons

    -The naming is bit confusing. I can see why some people order this product, thinking that they are getting the Maccha powder (the one for the tea ceremony). This is NOT a 100% Maccha poder. It is a delicious, fresh green tea blended with maccha powder.

    Quick Tip

    If your green tea tastes too bitter, the water might be too hot. The best temperature is around 80C (176F- NOT boiling hot). After pouring the hot water, steep about 30-45 sec, then take the bag out. You never want to “cook” the green tea.

    Hope this helps 🙂

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  2. 197 of 208 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Much Cheaper at Costco, March 4, 2011
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    This review is from: Kirkland Ito En Matcha Blend Japanese Green Tea-100 ct (Grocery)
    I’ve been ordering this tea from Amazon and think it tastes fantastic – and I hope it is doing good things for my insides. If you have a Costco membership, you can get it for just under $13 in the store. I was there yesterday and decided to check – and couldn’t believe the price difference! I thought maybe it wasn’t the identical item but I confirmed it when I got home. Now I feel like a fool for paying so much on Amazon. Oh well, live and learn.

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  3. 192 of 213 people found the following review helpful
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    I agree: The real deal, December 16, 2009
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    Adams Jeirs (Boulder, CO USA) –

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    This review is from: Kirkland Ito En Matcha Blend Japanese Green Tea-100 ct (Grocery)
    I lived in Japan years ago. This is Japanese green tea. It might say “Kirkland” on the box, but it is really Ito En tea (which is printed on each pack), as well-known Japanese tea company. The best thing about this tea is that it does not get bitter after a long steep — unlike just about any other Japanese tea. In fact, I have left the bag in my tea holder all afternoon on occasion, and the tea still tastes great. Buy this if you want the real Japanese green tea taste.

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