Houjicha Milk Recipe | Roasted Green Tea

While most Japanese teas are steamed, Houjicha is made by roasting green tea leaves over high heat. This roasting process not only alters the colour of the leaves but also changes their flavour profile, resulting in a brew that is smooth, mellow, and notably less astringent compared to other green teas.

The roasting process in Houjicha imparts it with a reddish-brown colour and a roasty, nutty flavour with hints of coffee. Perfect for a cup of satisfying milky hot latte at any time of the day!

One notable advantage lies in its decaffeinated nature, making it an appealing option for those seeking a soothing brew without the stimulating effects of caffeine.


  • Chawan (bowl)
  • Chasen (bamboo whisk)
  • Chasen holder (whisk holder)
  • Scoop
  • Sift


  • 5 - 7g of Houjicha powder
  • 70 - 80 ml of hot water  (90 - 100°C preferred) 
  • 130 - 150 ml milk of your choice
  • 15 ml sugar syrup (optional)


1. Sieve 5 - 7g of Houijcha powder.

2. Add 70 - 80 ml of hot water (90 - 100°C preferred) 

3. Whisk thoroughly to prevent any lumps.

4. Start foaming the mixture by whisking in a 'zig-zag' motion, creating a 'M' shape.

5. In a cup, pour approximately 130 - 150ml of your preferred choice of milk, along with sugar syrup (optional) and ice cubes.

6. Carefully pour your whisked houjicha into the cup, creating lovely gradient.

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