Make a Perfect Hojicha Latte with our Ultimate Recipe

Do you want to learn all the secret to prepare the most tasty hojicha latte? Then, our step by step recipe is made for you!

In the next few segments, we are going to cover how to make a hojicha latte and what hojicha is. We’ll also cover some other commonly asked questions about hojicha latte such as the caffeine content and calories.

Without further ado, let’s get started! ☕️🍃


How to Make a Hojicha Latte

hojicha latte and matcha latte

The key to how to make hojicha latte comes down to the ratios of water, powder and milk. 

The hojicha powder adds flavor to the hojicha latte, the oatmilk makes it creamier but the water just adds volume.

If you add too much, you will end up diluting the flavor.

Let’s take a look at each steps needed to make a smooth hojicha latte:


Hojicha Latte Recipe Steps

  • Step 1: Take one teaspoon of hojicha powder and 3 tablespoons of 80°C (175°F) filtered wate. Mix these together with your bamboo whisk or chasen. If you want to make a sweeter latte, here is your chance to add in some sweetener
  • Step 2: Steam and froth 180 ml of oatmilk. This can also be done in a pan on the stove.
  • Step 3: Pour the warm oatmilk into your tea bowl or mug
  • Step 4: Enjoy your delicious creamy Hojicha Latte!

As long as you follow this hojicha latte recipe you should be an expert on making delicious hojicha lattes at home. You may even be ready to teach other people how to make a hojicha latte.

If you want to learn how to make a matcha latte instead, you can check out our 👉 Ultimate Matcha Latte Recipe


Hojicha Iced Latte Recipe

hojicha iced latte

When it comes to a hojicha iced latte, you can essentially follow the same steps from the original hojicha latte recipe, but just use cold ingredients instead of warm ones.

This means cold water, cold oatmilk, etc. Once you have mixed all the ingredients together, you can then pour them over ice cubes to create you hojicha iced latte

If you read this section until here, it means that you like cold drinks and hojicha! Luckily for you, we got you cover with that topic. We wrote another step by step guide in which we're teaching you 👉 How to Cold Brew Hojicha.


What is hojicha?

what is hojicha

Before you get a sip of your delicious hojicha latte, you should know what hojicha is. Hojicha is the most popular type of roasted tea.

Although the leaves and tea color look more like a black tea, it’s actually a type of green tea.

The leaves are steamed after harvest in order to deactivate the enzymes that cause oxidation. 

After the tea leaves have gone through the basic steaming, rolling and drying phases of a normal Japanese green tea, it is ready to be roasted. 

The roasting process

Hojicha is made by roasting the dry tea leaves in either a hot pan or roasting machine for a longer time. If the farmer is producing partially roasted kamairicha, they will heat the tea leaves for less time at a lower heat.

If you’re interested in learning more about what hojicha is and how its made, you can read all about it in our 👉 Complete Guide to Hojicha Tea.


What are the benefits of drinking Hojicha latte?

What are the benefits of hojicha? In total, there are 9 proven benefits:

  1. Low in caffeine
  2. Relieves stress
  3. Anti aging
  4. Immune support
  5. Cardiovascular Health
  6. Boosts Metabolism
  7. Helps with Inflammation
  8. Protects Teeth
  9. Improve Diet


How much Caffeine is in your Hojicha Latte?

hojicha latte caffeine level

Because milk and sugar don’t contain any caffeine, all of the caffeine is coming from the hojicha powder. 

Hojicha latte contain more or less 10 milligrams in 1 teaspoon. So hojicha is definitely one of the lowest caffeine tea. Sometimes you want a nice pick me up in the afternoon, without having too much caffeine. 4:00pm might be a bit too late for a coffee or even for a sencha, but you may find that hojicha is just the perfect thing for you!

By the way, do you know all the differences between Sencha and Hojicha? If not, checkout our article 👉 Difference between Sencha vs Hojicha.


How many calories is there in one glass of Hojicha Latte?

When it comes to the hojicha latte calories, the opposite is true. All the calories will come from the sugar and the oatmilk and very little will come from the hojicha powder. One cup of oatmilk contains 90 calories in the latte. For the sugar, it depends if you're adding it or not. On average, there are 48 calories in a tablespoon of sugar

Hojicha powder may contain about 5 calories per serving, so just add that to the amount of calories in the oatmilk and sweetener that you use. 

In total, one glace of Hojicha latte contains 95 calories without sugar and 143 calories with the sugar. 


Where can you get Hojicha? 

If you are interested in trying some hojicha for yourself, we would recommend you try out one of our hojicha teas!

After traveling around Japan for the past few years, we have met with so many talented farmers and sampled dozens of different types of roasted tea. We ultimately decided on a small handful of our favorites to share with people all around the world. 

Mr Noike

We have a great lightly roasted hojihca, the Hojicha Noike. It's produced in Kyoto.

This tea is one of the most liked by the Nio Teas community.

Because this tea is grown in the middle of a forest, it is partially shaded throughout the day and therefore it develops a natural sweetness.


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