It is autumn. It is getting cooler here in Perth, especially in the morning and at night. It is really perfect weather for me – for a tea drinker.
I would like to introduce my recent favourite drink today.
It is Hojicha Latte.
Hojicha is roasted Japanese Green tea. I love Hojicha. It is mild and subtle, but at the same time, I can enjoy the beautiful distinctive roasted flavour.
Making latte with this tea is just perfect…. You can enjoy the wonderful roasted aroma in warm rich milk. Warm, relaxing, mellow…. It is just a perfect drink for this season….
The method is really easy. The key is just not to boil it, or the tea will taste bitter and the milk will lose its flavour.
Personally I think that Hojicha latte is a good entrance to get into the Japanese tea world. Even if you are still a Japanese tea beginner, I am sure you will still enjoy it ( and if you are a Japanese tea lover, why not try it!).
Hope you like it.
Ingredients (serving for 2 mugs):
8g of Hojicha (Roasted Green Tea)
200ml of Water
300ml of your choice of Milk
<Optional>1 teaspoon of Sugar
1. Boil 200ml water in a small pot. Once it is boiled, turn the heat off and add Hojicha into it. Brew it for 3 minutes.
2. Add milk into the pot and warn it over low heat for 3 minutes. Make sure not to boil it. Add sugar if you want to make it sweet. Serve while warm.