TyVarBndr inside type quotations don't have kinds ascribed
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The top-level splice
[t| Functor f => f a |] >>= \ty -> report False (show ty) >> return 
gives (I cleaned up the names)
ForallT [PlainTV f,PlainTV a] [ClassP Functor [VarT f]] (AppT (VarT f) (VarT a))
Notice the PlainTV f bit, which suggests f :: *. I can't find the documentation on PlainTV, but I suspect it isn't actually specified such that the resulting type variable is *.
This does seem like inconsistent behavior out of GHC, however: it usually provides KindedTV where it can. Since GHC catches kind errors inside [t|...|], it seems it ought to be able to generate KindedTV where possible.