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brown rice tea recipe

Japanese Popcorn Tea Recipe

Japanese Popcorn Tea Recipe

Genmaicha or brown rice tea, is a blended Japanese green tea with popped brown rice. Blend your own popcorn tea.

Recipe Type: Drinks
Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 3 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 10

You will need:

  • pan
  • spatula
  • plate
  • tea storage container


  • 2/3 cup Brown rice
  • 1 cup Green tea
  • 1/2 teaspoon Matcha, powdered green tea (*optional)


  1. Pre heat pan over low to medium heat and put brown rice. Make sure you don’t burn it while roasting.
  2. When rice starts popping, keep heating until they turn into popcorns then place them on a plate and let it cool down.
  3. In a bowl, blend popped brown rice and green tea together.
  4. If you like it strong, blend 1/2 teaspoon of green tea powder.
  5. Keep it in an empty tea container.



  • If you prefer smoky taste, roast brown rice longer but Do Not burn it.
  • The cooling down process is very important as tea is better when it’s dry.
  • Green tea is quite sensitive with smell. Store them in a container and avoid humidity or wetness.
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.

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