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A glass of cold Hojicha tea latte next to pandan cookies and flowers.
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5 from 36 votes

Hojicha Latte (Starbucks)

Hojicha Latte is a delicious cafe-style drink with nutty, roasted flavors that only requires 3 ingredients and can be made in under 10 minutes!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Zen


  • Whisk and bowl
  • Glass


  • Cups Whole milk Substitute: plant-based milk if vegan. Option to mix with whipping cream or condensed milk for a creamier base.
  • ¼ Cup Whole milk For mixing with the Hojicha powder Substitute: hot water.
  • 2 teaspoons Hojicha Powder Substitute: 4 teaspoons of Hojicha tea leaves of 4 Hojicha tea bags
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown sugar or to taste. Substitute: brown sugar syrup, maple syrup, white sugar
  • Whipped cream Optional. If using, you can dust the whipped cream with Hojicha Powder or brown sugar.
  • Ice cube Optional, for iced Hojicha Latte (and to help create layers in the drink)


Cold Hojicha Latte

  • Pour the 1½ Cups of milk (taken right from the fridge) into 2 glasses.
  • Mix the Hojicha powder and brown sugar into the ¼ Cup of milk (or hot water if substituting- the final drink will still be cold.) Pour into the plain milk from the previous step.
  • Optional: top with whipped cream if using. Serve and enjoy!
  • Iced hojicha latte: add ice cubes to the above. (Note that they will dilute your Roasted Green Tea Latte when they melt.)

Hot Hojicha Latte

  • Heat all the milk (i.e. 1¾ Cups). Once hot, but before it simmers, mix in the Hojicha powder (if you have a food thermometer, it should be at 80C/ 175F.)
  • If using Hojicha tea leaves or tea bags: steep them in the warm milk to taste.
  • Stir in the brown sugar. Top with whipped cream if using. Serve and enjoy!


You can make your own brown sugar with this easy recipe.
2 ways to get layers
  1. Top the Hojicha Milk Tea with whipped cream and allow the drink to sit.
  2. Pour the Hojicha Tea into the milk such that it hits the ice cube OR a spoon before entering the milk.
  • Cinnamon Hojicha Latte: add ⅛ teaspoon per cup
  • Hojicha Vanilla Latte: add ½-1 teaspoon per cup
  • Cold Brew Hojicha Latte: Steep the Hojicha leaves in filtered water for a minimum of 8 hours (in the fridge) then pour it into the cream or milk.
Note: the nutritional information is an estimate automatically calculated using the WPRM recipe maker and I am not responsible for its veracity.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 328mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 0.04mg