Truly unique and absolutely delicious: you must give this hojicha latte a try!
Just like your favorite matcha latte, this drink is so easy to prepare and can be enjoyed in various ways with various flavor combinations. Hojicha latte, however, has a smoky aroma that’s pleasantly sweet with toasted walnut and caramel notes.
M Matcha Hojicha is authentic Japanese green tea, made from the youngest and freshest leaves from the very first harvest. The tea leaves are ground into fine powder with the help of granite millstones, and are then roasted at medium temperature, which gives it its unique golden brown color. Thanks to its special production process - including the roasting - it has a low caffeine content, so you can even enjoy it in the evening as a creamy tea or as a latte. It works perfectly in dessert recipes as well.
With hojicha, we consume the entire ground tea leaf, which means it has incredible health benefits too, just like matcha does:
rich in antioxidants and catechins
speeds up metabolism
has a calming and relaxing effect
has anti-aging properties
helps maintain optimal cholesterol and blood sugar levels
Soak bamboo tea whisk in hot water to soften its bristles.
Boil water, then let it cool down to 80-85 degrees Celsius.
Place hojicha powder into a bowl and pour a little bit of water over it. Gently mix, using an 8-shaped motion until the powder is dissolved. If you don’t have a bamboo whisk, you can also use a hand mixer.
Pour in the remaining water and using the bamboo whisk, mix hojicha until creamy, in a W or M-shaped motion.
Steam and froth oat milk, and pour your tea over it.