Those familiar with Matcha may refer to Hojicha Powder as Roasted Matcha since both are Japanese green tea powders. While ordinary Matcha is only steamed to stop oxidation, the green tea leaves used to produce Hojicha Powder are also roasted in high heat before they're ground into a fine powder. The roasting process results in the distinct chocolatey color of Hojicha Powder, as well as its smoky and naturally sweet flavor.
Where is Roasted Green Tea Powder Made?
Similarly to the finest Ceremonial Matcha, the best roasted green tea powder is made from tea leaves grown in the Kyoto prefecture, in Japan. The highly regarded region of Kyoto is known for having the ultimate terroir for producing Matcha and Hojicha of the highest quality.
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How to Prepare Roasted Green Tea Powder
Roasted green tea can be prepared in a Japanese tea bowl (chawan) by whisking a teaspoon of Hojicha Powder and 60 ml of water. The most popular way to drink hojicha is with the addition of milk for a creamy and rich hojicha latte. Hojicha powder tastes great in hot lattes, refreshing iced lattes, and even bubble tea beverages.
Hojicha Latte Recipe
Whisk 1 teaspoon (1.5 g) of Hojicha Powder with 60 ml (2 oz) of 80°C (175°F) filtered water using a bamboo whisk, handheld frother, or spoon.
ICED HOJICHA LATTE
Add ice and 180 ml (6 oz) of milk of your choice to a tall glass, then slowly pour the whisked hojicha (pick a creamy and sweetened milk for a layered latte).
HOT HOJICHA LATTE
Steam and add 180 ml (6 oz) of milk of your choice to the whisked hojicha.
Sweeten if desired (we recommend a splash of maple syrup).
How to Use Roasted Green Tea Powder in Baking
In addition to being used for drinking, roasted green tea powder is the perfect ingredient for tea infused desserts. Our finely ground Hojicha Powder for Bakers can be used as a one-to-one substitution for matcha green tea in ice cream, cakes, muffins, brownies, cookies, and other baked goods.
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