Hojicha Latte

Hojicha Latte

Our story

I love matcha lattes, so when I heard about hojicha, I knew I had to try it!

Hojicha is a Japanese green tea that originated in Kyoto over 100 years ago. Hojicha is a bit different than your traditional green tea, as the leaves are steamed and then roasted. This removes the bitterness from the green tea, and gives it a delicious nutty, smoky flavour. 

Hojicha is very popular and it has many health benefits. It actually has a lower amount of caffeine than traditional green tea. Hojicha supposedly boosts your metabolism while helping with your digestive system. 

Milk Frothing

You can use regular 1% milk, or substitute it for a non-dairy option, such as oat milk or almond milk. I use a stand alone milk frother, such as this one from amazon (~$50 – $60CAD), that heats up the milk and froths it at the same time when I am making a single latte. If I am making two or more  lattes, I will use my espresso machine that has a milk frother attachment (These are around $700 CAD). This froths the milk by pushing out hot air. I can get a really full, thick froth with this method. I would only recommend getting an expensive espresso machine if you love lattes and espressos. You can old for a cheaper espresso machine, like this Breville one, for around $230 CAD. If all of these options are a bit out of your price range for a frother, you can always get a handheld battery operated frother for about $20 CAD. You will need to heat the milk in the microwave or stovetop first, and then frother your milk. I have tried all these methods and they all yield similar results. 

Hojicha Powder

There are different types of Hojicha powder available. I got my Hojicha powder from Paragon Tea room in Vancouver. I ordered a mango Hojicha powder and the Hojicha powder Bronze. For 100g, it comes to $35.95 CAD. It is a bit pricier than regular green tea powder, but it is definitely worth it. The flavours are amazing! I love the slightly roasted flavour to my latte. When I make my lattes at home, I feel like I am at a high end cafe!

If you are not located in Vancouver, you can always look online for local tea shops in your area and places that will ship to you!

Enjoy your latte!

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out the other recipes on the blog!

Kims Eatery - Hojicha Latte Recipe

Hojicha Latte

Hojicha is a bit different than your traditional green tea, as the leaves are steamed and then roasted.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1
Calories 153 kcal

Equipment

  • Bamboo whisk
  • Small bowl
  • Milk frother
  • latte cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Kettle to boil water

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp Hojicha powder
  • 3 tsp white sugar
  • 50 mL hot water 90 degrees celsius
  • 250 mL frothed milk can substitute with non-dairy milk

Instructions
 

  • Combine Hojicha powder, sugar and hot water.
  • Whisk with a bamboo whisk until fully combined and tiny bubbles form.
  • Heat milk and froth.
  • Add frothed milk to the Hojicha mixture.

Notes

Can add less sugar if you do not like it sweet.
Keyword drinks, Hojicha, latte, tea

Hojicha Latte

Our story

I love matcha lattes, so when I heard about hojicha, I knew I had to try it!

 

Hojicha is a Japanese green tea that originated in Kyoto over 100 years ago. Hojicha is a bit different than your traditional green tea, as the leaves are steamed and then roasted. This removes the bitterness from the green tea, and gives it a delicious nutty, smoky flavour.

Hojicha is very popular and it has many health benefits. It actually has a lower amount of caffeine than traditional green tea. Hojicha supposedly boosts your metabolism while helping with your digestive system.

 

Milk Frothing

You can use regular 1% milk, or substitute it for a non-dairy option, such as oat milk or almond milk. I use a stand alone milk frother, such as this one from amazon (~$50 – $60CAD), that heats up the milk and froths it at the same time when I am making a single latte. If I am making two or more  lattes, I will use my espresso machine that has a milk frother attachment (These are around $700 CAD). This froths the milk by pushing out hot air. I can get a really full, thick froth with this method. I would only recommend getting an expensive espresso machine if you love lattes and espressos. You can old for a cheaper espresso machine, like this Breville one, for around $230 CAD. If all of these options are a bit out of your price range for a frother, you can always get a handheld battery operated frother for about $20 CAD. You will need to heat the milk in the microwave or stovetop first, and then frother your milk. I have tried all these methods and they all yield similar results.

 

Hojicha Powder

There are different types of Hojicha powder available. I got my Hojicha powder from Paragon Tea room in Vancouver. I ordered a mango Hojicha powder and the Hojicha powder Bronze. For 100g, it comes to $35.95 CAD. It is a bit pricier than regular green tea powder, but it is definitely worth it. The flavours are amazing! I love the slightly roasted flavour to my latte. When I make my lattes at home, I feel like I am at a high end cafe!

If you are not located in Vancouver, you can always look online for local tea shops in your area and places that will ship to you!

Enjoy your latte!

Kims Eatery - Hojicha Latte Recipe

Hojicha Latte

Hojicha is a bit different than your traditional green tea, as the leaves are steamed and then roasted.

  • 2 tsp Hojicha powder
  • 3 tsp white sugar
  • 50 mL hot water (90 degrees celsius)
  • 250 mL frothed milk (can substitute with non-dairy milk)
  1. Combine Hojicha powder, sugar and hot water.

  2. Whisk with a bamboo whisk until fully combined and tiny bubbles form.

  3. Heat milk and froth.

  4. Add frothed milk to the Hojicha mixture.

Can add less sugar if you do not like it sweet.


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