Hojicha Latte

Mastering the Art of Hojicha Brewing: From Leaves to Powder, Your Guide to the Perfect Cup

Welcome to Matcha Boy's definitive guide to mastering the art of Hojicha brewing, a journey that traverses the aromatic realm of roasted green tea, from its delicate leaves to its finely ground powder. As a connoisseur of exquisite Japanese teas, we believe in the transformative power of a meticulously brewed cup of Hojicha, with its comforting nutty notes and soothing warmth. Join us as we unravel the secrets behind the perfect infusion of Hojicha, whether you prefer the elegance of tea leaves or the convenience of powdered Hojicha, to create a sensory experience that delights the palate and nourishes the soul.

Understanding Hojicha: A Tale of Roasted Elegance

Hojicha is a type of Japanese green tea that is distinctively characterised by its roasted, reddish-brown leaves and its nutty, toasty flavour profile. Unlike other green teas, which are steamed or pan-fired, hojicha is produced by roasting bancha (a type of green tea) or sencha (a higher grade green tea) leaves at high temperatures. This roasting process gives hojicha its unique appearance, flavor, and aroma, resulting in a milder, smoother, and less astringent taste compared to other green teas. Hojicha is known for its soothing and comforting qualities, making it a popular choice for tea enthusiasts seeking a warm and toasty brew with a rich, earthy essence.

To embark on the journey of Hojicha brewing, one must first understand the two key variations: Hojicha tea leaves and Hojicha powder. Each form offers a unique brewing experience, allowing tea lovers to tailor their brewing method to their preference and convenience.

Making Hojicha Latte: Indulging in Creamy Delights

For those seeking a luxurious and comforting twist to their Hojicha experience, crafting a velvety Hojicha latte is an ideal choice. Here's how to master the art of preparing a delightful Hojicha latte:


  • 1 tablespoon Matcha Boy’s Hojicha powder
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 1-2 teaspoons sweetener of choice (optional)
  • Hojicha powder for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the milk: In a small saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it's hot but not boiling. Keep an eye on it to prevent scalding.
  2. Prepare the Hojicha powder: Place the Hojicha powder in a mug or a heatproof glass.
  3. Froth the milk: Using a milk frother, froth the hot milk until it's creamy and has a velvety texture. If you don't have a frother, you can vigorously whisk the milk until it becomes frothy.
  4. Combine the milk and Hojicha powder: Slowly pour the frothed milk into the mug or glass containing the Hojicha powder. Stir gently to combine the Hojicha powder with the milk, ensuring that there are no clumps.
  5. Sweeten to taste: If you prefer your latte sweetened, add your desired sweetener at this stage and stir until it's fully dissolved.
  6. Garnish and serve: If desired, sprinkle a pinch of Hojicha powder on top of the latte for an extra layer of flavour and aroma. Serve hot and enjoy the comforting and aromatic Hojicha latte!
Hojicha Powder


Brewing Hojicha Tea Leaves: Embracing the Ritual of Elegance

To fully appreciate the nuanced flavours of Hojicha tea leaves, it is essential to adhere to a brewing process that honours the essence of this exquisite tea. Here's your guide to crafting the perfect cup of Hojicha:

  1. Water Temperature and Quality: Begin by heating fresh, filtered water to approximately 90°C (194°F). This temperature ensures optimal extraction of flavours without compromising the delicate nuances of Hojicha's roasted essence.
  2. Tea Leaves Measurement: For a standard cup of Hojicha, measure approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons of Hojicha tea leaves, adjusting the quantity based on your preferred strength.
  3. Steeping Time: Infuse the tea leaves in the hot water for 1 to 2 minutes, allowing the leaves to gently unfold and release their warm, toasty aroma. Longer steeping times can intensify the robust flavors, but be mindful of potential bitterness.
  4. Straining and Serving: Once the desired strength is achieved, strain the tea leaves and pour the aromatic Hojicha into your favorite teacup. Embrace the soothing warmth and subtle nuttiness as you savor the refined elegance of Hojicha in every sip.

Embrace the Art of Hojicha Brewing with Matcha Boy

At Matcha Boy, we invite you to immerse yourself in the art of Hojicha brewing, where every step is a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication that define the essence of Japanese tea culture. Whether you prefer the refined elegance of Hojicha tea leaves or the creamy indulgence of Hojicha latte, our guide ensures that every sip encapsulates the warmth, comfort, and nutty sophistication that are synonymous with the captivating world of Hojicha. Elevate your tea-drinking experience with Matcha Boy, where tradition meets innovation in every carefully curated brew.

Where can I get Hojicha ?


At Matcha Boy, we take pride in offering premium-quality Hojicha powder, meticulously sourced to ensure the finest standards of taste and authenticity. Our commitment to excellence begins with the careful selection of high-grade Hojicha leaves, cultivated under optimal conditions to preserve their rich, roasted flavours. Through our rigorous quality control measures and direct partnerships with trusted growers, we guarantee that every batch of our Hojicha powder reflects the essence of superior craftsmanship and unparalleled taste. With Matcha Boy, indulging in the comforting warmth and distinct aroma of Hojicha has never been more delightful and satisfying.



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