While a less well-known variation of green tea, Hojicha is often a favourite of those who have tasted it. Hojicha is a roasted Japanese green tea (“Hoji” means to roast, and “Cha” means tea) that’s actually not green at all due to the roasting process. While most Japanese teas are steamed, Hojicha has a reddish-brown colour which gives it a toasty profile and nutty flavour with hints of caramel throughout. With a softer, sweeter taste and lower caffeine levels than traditional green tea, brewing Hojicha into a latte with steamed milk can make for a delicious treat! With minimal preparation and a little extra equipment, you can elevate your homemade cup of tea to an expensive coffee shop beverage with this Hojicha milk tea latte recipe.
Hojicha offers many of the benefits of Japanese green tea while still being caffeine-free. Some of the benefits include:
1/4 cup hot water (90 degrees celsius)
1 tablespoon Hojicha loose leaf tea
1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (we recommend maple syrup)
1/2 cup milk Cinnamon, for garnish (optional)
Please feel free to adjust these measurements based on your taste preferences.
1) Hojicha Co., Benefits of hojicha