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how to make hojicha tea

How to Make Hojicha Tea

How to Make Hojicha Green Teajapanese tea pot

Hojicha Tea is roasted Green tea over high heat to bring out its beautiful taste and aroma. It is one of the healthiest Japanese tea that contains tannin and very little caffeine. Hojicha Tea is just like Chinese Oolong tea, it helps fat absorption after having oily meals. Making Hojicha Tea with a Japanese traditional teapot makes a difference in its taste.

You will needhow to prepare hojicha tea

2 heaping tablespoon Hojicha Green Tea Leaves

2 cups Hot water, 90 to 100 C / 195 – 212 F

2 tea cups

1 tea pot

1 strainer *if your teapot has none


Steps | Prepare Hojicha Tea

1. Boil the water in a kettle.

2. Warm the teapot with hot water, then empty out the hot water from it.

3. Add Hojicha Green Tea leaves in a teapot.

4. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep for 15 to 30 seconds.

5. Prepare tea cups and pour tea into it little by little from cup to cup to serve balanced tea.

6. Try to get every drop out of the teapot, the last drop is very condensed with rich flavour.


The water quality is everything, use clear water as possible.

Hojicha Tea is better served with boiling water. You will not get its flavour with warm water.

The longer you let steep, the stronger flavour you get.

Recommended to let steep for 10 to 15 seconds if you like to enjoy its aroma with light taste.

Steeping for 30 seconds makes Hojicha Tea very strong and it will bring its bitter taste out.

Getting every drop possible is the key to make the best cup of Hojicha Tea.

Making the best coffee

How to make the Best Coffee

How to make the Best Coffee

Recipe Type: Drinkshow to make the best coffee
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 4

You will need

Coffee dripper
Coffee server
Paper filter or any coffee filter
Coffee cups


40g or 8 tea spoons coffee beans/coffee powder
720 ml hot water


1. Set coffee a coffee dripper and a coffee server.

2. Pour boiled hot water over a coffee dripper to warm up the coffee set for 30 seconds.

3. Fold the edge of a coffee paper filter and set it on the dripper.

4. Throw water out from the coffee server then set the dripper back on.

5. Put coffee powder in the paper filter then pour just enough hot water over it to moisture it. Wait for 30 seconds to steam.

6. Pour hot water again from the middle to outside, but don’t go over the powder. Repeat it few times.

7. Stir it well before pouring it into coffee cups to serve.

Recipes you can try

You can make both hot and cold drinks with this dripped coffee. It has a great coffee aroma with strong flavour you can’t get from instant coffee.

Try iced honey vanilla latte in hot summer days.

If you love foamed milk but can’t drink coffee, go for Babyccino, a simple steamed milk with chocolate powder sprinkled on top. This is a cappuccino styled milk which kids can also drink. You will love it.

black bean latte recipe

Black Bean Latte

Black Bean Latte

Recipe Type: DrinksJapanese black bean latte recipe


Prep time: 3 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 13 mins

Serves: 4


100g Cooked Black Beans
400ml Water
2 teaspoons Instant Coffee powder or Coffee
200ml Milk *milk of your preference


1. Boil water and cooked black beans in a pan.

2. Add coffee and stir.

3. Heat the milk in a different pan or steam it.

4. Pour black bean soup and warm milk in a cup.

5. Add black beans if you like.



cafe mocha coffee recipe

Cafe Mocha Coffee

Cafe Mocha Coffee

recipe for cafe mocha

Recipe Type: Drinks
Prep time: 3 mins
Cook time: 7 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 1


You will need

Espresso machine
Milk former or a small pan
1 Coffee cup
1 table spoon


  • 2 tablespoons Dark roasted coffee powder or beans
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder or hot chocolate powder


  1. Finely grind coffee beans while you boil water and set espresso machine.
  2. Heat the milk.
  3. Make espresso shot.
  4. Mix cocoa powder and boiled water in a mug to make a mocha syrup.
  5. Once its ready, pour in everything in a mug with the mocha syrup then stir well.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 234 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 31 Sugar: 24 Sodium: 120 Fiber: 1 Protein: 10 Cholesterol: 33


Add hot water little by little when making the mocha syrup to get a smooth texture.


Starbucks Cafe Mocha Calories with no whipped cream

Cafe Mocha Calories | MILK Hot Ice
Short 150kcal -kcal
Tall 230kcal 170kcal
Grande 290kcal 220kcal
Venti 380kcal 310kcal
Cafe Mocha Calories | Skim Milk Hot Ice
Short 130kcal -kcal
Tall 200kcal 150kcal
Grande 260kcal 200kcal
Venti 340kcal 290kcal
Cafe Mocha Calories | Non Fat Milk Hot Ice
Short 110kcal -kcal
Tall 170kcal 130kcal
Grande 220kcal 170kcal
Venti 280kcal 250kcal

Starbucks Soy Cafe Mocha Tea Latte Calories

with  no whipped cream

Cafe Mocha Calories | Soy Milk Hot Ice
Short 130kcal -kcal
Tall 200kcal 160kcal
Grande 260kcal 200kcal
Venti 340kcal 290kcal



How to make the basic coffee?

Best Chai Recipe

Chai Latte

Chai Latte Recipe

Chai Latte Recipe
Recipe Type: Drinks

Cuisine: Indian


Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 15 mins

Serves: 3

You will need:

Mug or cup

Milk pan



  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 short stick cinnamon
  • 5 whole white peppercorns
  • 5 whole allspice
  • 2 whole cardamom
  • few slices ginger
  • 1/2 star anise * option
  • 3 tablespoon Tea
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 300 ml or 10 oz whole milk
  • 1 cup water


1. Add all spices and water to a saucepan and bring to boil.

2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it steep for 5 minutes.

3. Add whole mile to the saucepan and remove before it boils.

4. Finally add the tea in the saucepan then let it steep for another 3 to 5 minutes.

5. Strain into mugs or tea cups.

6. Add sugar before serving.

7. Serving size: 1 Calories: 21.9 Fat: 0.8 Carbohydrates: 2.7 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 0.1 Protein: 0.9 Cholesterol: 0.02


Ceylon tea is highly recommended but English breakfast or Assam tea can be used for replacement. Don’t boil milk. Adjust the amount of sugar depending on how sweet you want it to be. Spices can be reduced.


Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Calories

Chai Tea Latte Calories | MILK Hot Ice
Short 93kcal 107kcal
Tall 137kcal 132kcal
Grande 181kcal 276kcal
Venti 231kcal 197kcal
Chai Tea Latte Calories | Skim Milk Hot Ice
Short 77kcal 87kcal
Tall 113kcal 109kcal
Grande 149kcal 145kcal
Venti 190kcal 164kcal
Chai Tea Latte Calories | Non Fat Milk Hot Ice
Short 60kcal 68kcal
Tall 89kcal 86kcal
Grande 117kcal 114kcal
Venti 149kcal 130kcal

Starbucks Soy Chai Tea Latte Calories

Chai Tea Latte Calories | Soy Milk Hot Ice
Short 90kcal 103kcal
Tall 132kcal 127kcal
Grande 174kcal 169kcal
Venti 222kcal 190kcal
Hojicha Tea Latte

Hojicha Tea Latte Recipe

Hojicha Tea Latte Recipe

You can make Hojicha Tea Latte at home in 5 minutes and its only 67 kcal.

Compare with STARBUCKS Hojicha Tea Latte Calories from tables down below.
Hojicha Tea Latte Recipe
Recipe Type: Drinks
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 2

You will need:

Mug or teacup
Milk pan or milk steamer


  • 2 tea bags or 2 tablespoon Hojicha Tea
  • 150 ml or 5 oz hot water
  • 200 ml or 7 oz Milk * any milk of your preference
  • 1 table spoon Sugar or sugar syrup


1. Heat milk in a milk pan or microwave.
2. Prepare strong Hojicha Tea with 150ml hot water.
3. Add sugar or syrup and stir.
4. Pour milk in a mug.

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 67kcal Fat: 3.8g Carbohydrates: 4.8g Sugar: 5.0g Sodium: 42mg Fiber: 0.0 Protein: 3.3g Cholesterol: 12mg

Starbucks Hojicha Tea Latte Calories

Hojicha tea latte calories | MILK Hot Ice
Short 95kcal 97kcal
Tall 146kcal 150kcal
Grande 197kcal 203kcal
Venti 257kcal 263kcal
Hojicha tea latte calories | Skim Milk Hot Ice
Short 78kcal 79kcal
Tall 122kcal 124kcal
Grande 166kcal 170kcal
Venti 216kcal 220kcal
Hojicha tea latte calories | Non Fat Milk Hot Ice
Short 61kcal 62kcal
Tall 98kcal 99kcal
Grande 134kcal 136kcal
Venti 175kcal 177kcal

Starbucks Soy Hojicha Tea Latte Calories

Hojicha tea latte calories | Soy Milk Hot Ice
Short 91kcal 93kcal
Tall 141kcal 144kcal
Grande 191kcal 196kcal
Venti 249kcal 254kcal
Green Tea Latte recipe

Green Tea Latte | Matcha Latte

Green Tea Latte | Matcha Latte Recipe

Did you know Green Tea Latte can be low calories? Check Starbucks Green Tea Latte calories below the recipe.

Recipe Type: DrinksGreen Tea Latte, the best recipe

Cuisine: Japanese

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 5 mins

Serves: 1


  • 2 teaspoon Green Tea Powder
  • 200ml (7oz) Milk or soy milk
  • 2 teaspoon black sugar, brown sugar or any sugar of your preference
  • 1 tablespoon hot water


1. Pour milk in a saucepan then heat it over medium heat.

2. Put Green Tea powder and hot water in a mug, mix well.

3. When milk is ready, slowly pour it in the mug and stir.

4. Add sugar then stir again.

5. Make sure you don’t over heat milk or soy milk.

6. Milk can be heated in microwaves as well.

7. Adjust amount of sugar to make it sweeter or less sweet.

8. Serving size: 1 Calories: 168 Fat: 7.4 Carbohydrates: 18.2 Sugar: 8 Sodium: 0.08 Fiber: 1 Protein: 71 Cholesterol: 0.02

Starbucks Green Tea Latte Calories

Green Tea Latte Calories | MILK Hot Ice
Short 130kcal -kcal
Tall 199kcal
Grande 265kcal
Venti 321kcal
Green Tea Latte Calories | Skim Milk Hot Ice
Short 117kcal
Tall 180kcal
Grande 240kcal
Venti 293kcal
Green Tea Latte Calories | Non Fat Milk Hot Ice
Short 103kcal
Tall 160kcal
Grande 215kcal
Venti 265kcal

Starbucks Soy Green Tea Latte Calories

Green Tea Latte Calories | Soy Milk Hot Ice
Short 128kcal
Tall 195kcal
Grande 260kcal
Venti 315kcal