Hojicha Latte - Japanese Roasted Green Tea Latte
A light yet decadent drink, this creamy hojicha latte is for those who enjoy a hot beverage without the caffeine. Made from Japanese roasted green tea leaves, this latte is sure to give you tones of caramel, smoky nuttiness and a hint of sweetness.
Servings 2 glasses
Calories 56 kcal
2 tsp hojicha loose leaf tea sub 1 tsp hojicha powder 1/4 cup boiling water 60ml / 2fl oz 3/4 cup milk warmed Optional sweetener sugar, sub condensed milk, maple syrup or honey add to your liking
Place hojicha leaves into a tea strainer, and pop into a coffee cup. Pour in the boiling water and allow to steep for around 3 minutes, until nice and dark. 2 tsp hojicha loose leaf tea, 1/4 cup boiling water While the tea steeps, warm your milk in the microwave for 45 seconds. 3/4 cup milk Optional: Froth milk if you would like a light and airy latte. Remove the tea strainer from your cup, and pour in your warmed milk. Optional: Add your sweetener here if you like! sugar, sub condensed milk, maple syrup or honey Serve hot and enjoy!
Filtered Water - For the best flavour use filtered water.
Top with Spice - Cinnamon works well with the smoky flavour profile of hojicha.
Make It Vegan - Use soy, almond or oat milk instead of dairy.
Cold Brew - Add 1 tbsp hojicha per 1 cup water. Steep 6-8 hours or overnight in the fridge to fully develop the flavour.
Iced Hojicha Latte - Serve over ice for a refreshing summer drink.
Make it Fancy - Serve topped with whipped cream, or whip the hojicha itself for a dalgona style latte. Calories: 56 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 9 mg | Sodium: 41 mg | Potassium: 123 mg | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 148 IU | Calcium: 104 mg | Iron: 1 mg