How to Make Organic Hojicha Latte at Home

Ready In: 10 Minutes
Recipe Makes: 2 cups (240 ml or 8 oz each)

Hojicha is a highly flavorful, umami-rich¬†roasted green tea. Stop by any Starbucks in Japan, and you will see “Hojicha Latte” on the menu.

Hojicha is very low in caffeine & safe for those who are caffeine-sensitive, children & the elderlyHojicha has a very low caffeine content, making it safe to drink for those who are sensitive to caffeine, including children and the elderly, or as a soothing nightcap before going to bed.

Ingredients

  • 1 rounded tablespoon loose leaf organic Hojicha (about 5 grams)
  • 2 cups milk. Substitute soy milk if preferred.
  • Brown sugar or honey to taste.

Hint: Hojicha’s roasty, nutty flavor comes off best when unsweetened. Try your Hojicha latte without sweetening to appreciate it’s distinctive character.

Directions

  • In a small pot, heat milk to a simmer. Don’t boil.
  • Add the Hojicha to the simmering milk.
  • Turn heat down, and let mixture brew for 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  • Strain, and serve.

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Yoshi is a contributing editor for Miyazaki Whispers. She holds a 5-dan rank in Japanese Kyudo Archery, and has lived and worked in Japan, UK and US in global marketing and as an IT localization professional. Yoshi's interests are Japanese and western cuisine and kimono art.
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Yoshi is a contributing editor for Miyazaki Whispers. She holds a 5-dan rank in Japanese Kyudo Archery, and has lived and worked in Japan, UK and US in global marketing and as an IT localization professional. Yoshi's interests are Japanese and western cuisine and kimono art.
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