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Mission Accomplished: I Found Green “Green Tea”


It’s light green immediately after steeping; five minutes later it’s more yellowish-green

My first two purchases of green tea looked like brown tea. So next I ordered some Kirkland Ito En Matcha Blend Japanese Green Tea from Amazon.com. I think this tea is actually grown in Japan.

Kirkland is a house brand of Costco, so you may find this tea there.

It has a mild and pleasant taste.

I paid $18 (USD) for a box of 100 and got free shipping, so price per cup is 18 cents.

The box

The box

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: Brown “green tea”:

Mild, pleasant flavor but may not have the phytonutrients I seek

Bigelow Green Tea

Not to me

Twinings Green Tea