We are crazy about Ito En and their tea. We recently discovered another Ito En gem: Kirkland Signature Green Tea Matcha Blend. We can’t stop drinking it — hot or cold!
There are so many cool things about Kirkland Signature Green Tea Matcha Blend that make it the best green tea in the world and you should be able to find a box of 100 teabags online for under $20.00USD delivered.
The first thing that makes the Kirkland Matcha Blend so fine is that it only takes 20-30 SECONDS to brew a cup of hot tea. That’s it! That’s more of a dip than a steeping. Don’t dunk your teabag. Just let it sit, undisturbed.
When you’re done steeping your hot tea for 20 seconds, you lift the teabag from the water and bounce it exactly three times above your cup to let the last remaining bits of juiciness drip into the brewed tea below.
Never twist any teabag around a spoon to wring out the last bits of the brewed tea with the dipping string because it makes your tea harsh and bitter. Don’t pinch your brewed teabags between thumb and forefinger, either. We don’t take the leftover grounds from our coffeemakers and squeeze the wet grounds into cups of coffee. Just bounce three times and be done.
Finally, and this is the best part ever, you take your original Kirkland Green Tea foil teabag envelope, turn it upside down so the open slit is facing your steaming tea, and you give it a few taps to release the leftover Matcha lingering in the envelope into your tea.
The beauty of Kirkland’s Green Tea is that it has Matcha already in the
teabag and because the Matcha is so finely ground, you have to coax the
last escaped bits of it out of the envelope.
Matcha is heavier than the brewed tea around it, so the Matcha will sink
to the bottom of your cup waiting for you to swallow it all with the
last swirl or two from your teacup.
You can also make cold-brewed tea with Kirkland. Just let the teabag steep for five minutes in cold water — instead of 20 seconds in hot water — and you’re done! Don’t forget the Matcha tapping when you’re done! Cold Matcha Green Tea has a killer-good taste.
One final note on tea making in general: Never use water hotter than
175F or you will burn the tea and make a bitter cup for the sipping.
you’re a Huge Green Tea — then you already know the mystical healing
powers of the fine green leaves — and if you’re fresh to drinking Green
Tea, then buying a box of Kirkland will immediately do your body a
world of good from the first sipping to the final swirling.