I love drinking this as an iced hojicha latte. Super smooth, roasty, and creamy. My go to relaxing drink, I always keep some on hand.
Got the Uji Matcha for my girlfriend and she LOVES it. Honestly not sure what "good quality" matcha really taste like, but you can definitely taste the difference compared to others. I also got the Hojicha and I love it! It's kind of hard to find good powder hojicha and not many tea/boba shops have it so I'm glad I got some. Although the uji matcha is kind of expensive for the amount, I'm sure the regular matcha is just as good.
We usually make it with some oat milk and make out own sweet foam on top. *chefs kiss*
Would definitely recommend and reorder soon!
I tried this with just hot water and it is too pungent for me. With some honey, cinnamon and almond milk it is okay.
If the water used in the brewing is too hot the tea will become quite bitter. Please follow the recommended instructions on the back of the packet.
Having a cup of this magnificent organic Hojicha tea before heading off to work is one that I look forward to every single morning simply for its calming, sensorial experience. It has subtle little lovely hints of cocoa, coffee, and toasted matcha which I love. This tea is velvety smooth to taste as well. The ritual of making this tea using the Nara Takayama chasen (AKA "The Rolls Royce of Chasens") is just delightful. I purchased this chasen and my first packet of this Hojicha powder from Amazon and fell in love with my first sip! I then went on to purchase five packets directly from Ocha & Co. Shipping was prompt, the packaging is understated yet pretty, and the items were packed super professionally. I am already looking forward to ordering more Hojicha powder from Ocha & Co, for my hubby, a big time ceremonial matcha tea lover, seems to want a cup of this tea every day as well. Sometimes, he makes a mix of equal amounts of both ceremonial matcha and this Hojicha powder in his iced latte, and he claims that "It's out of this world delicioso!"
After trying this hojicha powder, I became a hojicha latte regular! I have one everyday. It's so earthy and has a nice tone.