Those familiar with matcha often refer to hojicha powder as roasted matcha since both are Japanese green tea powders. While matcha is only steamed, the green tea leaves used for hojicha powder are also roasted. The roasting process results in the distinct chocolatey color of hojicha powder, as well as its smoky and naturally sweet flavor.
Where is roasted matcha grown
Similarly to the finest ceremonial matcha, our Hojicha Powder is ultrafine and is grown in the highly regarded Ujicha region. The Ujicha region in Kyoto, Japan is known for having the ultimate terroir for producing tea of superior quality.
How to make beverages with roasted matcha
Since roasted matcha dissolves in water, all of the nutritional components are consumed in full. Roasted matcha can be enjoyed as a traditional bowl of matcha by whisking a teaspoon of our Hojicha Powder and 60 ml of hot water. The most popular way to drink hojicha powder is with the addition of steamed milk for a creamy and rich latte. Hojicha powder also tastes great in refreshing iced lattes and bubble tea beverages.
How to use roasted matcha in baking
In addition to being used for drinking, roasted matcha is the perfect ingredient for tea infused desserts. Our finely ground Hojicha Powder can be used as a one-to-one substitution for matcha in ice cream, cakes, muffins, brownies, cookies, and other baked goods.