Have you ever tried a hojicha latte? This roasted Japanese green tea boasts a nutty, lightly caramel flavor, which pairs beautifully with the creamy richness of steamed milk. Due to the roasting process, hojicha is also very low in caffeine – perfect for curling up with a book and blanket on a chilly winter night.
Hojicha Latte Ingredients:
2-3 tablespoons loose-leaf hojicha
6 oz water
½ teaspoon brown sugar
6 oz whole milk or milk substitute
3-4 dashes vanilla extract
Ground nutmeg (optional)
Preparing Your Hojicha Latte
- Heat water to 175º F, then pour over hojicha leaves and allow to steep for seven minutes. Strain and discard used leaves.
- In a separate vessel, combine milk, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Heat on stovetop or in microwave until milk is starting to steam.
- Froth milk using a frother or handheld whisk until surface is light and foamy. Alternatively, pour heated milk into a screw-top jar, seal lid, and shake vigorously until preferred consistency is reached.
- Pour frothed milk over steeped hojicha. Top with ground nutmeg.
By: Jen Coate