Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) is a type of Japanese green tea that is roasted over charcoal unlike most Japanese teas that are usually steamed. The tea is roasted in high temperature, which changes the leaf’s colour tints from green to reddish brown.
The roasted flavour of Hojicha are somewhat nutty and earthy making some comparing it to coffee. Here we’ll make Hojicha Pudding using Hojicha powder from HARADA SEICHA, cream, gelatin, milk and sugar.
Ingredients (serves for 4):
Hojicha powder – 2 tbsp
Milk – 200ml
Cane sugar – 40g
Whipping cream – 100ml
Gelatin powder – 6g
Cold water – 2 tbsp
Pour the cold water into a bowl, then add the gelatin powder and mix well. Leave for 15 mins until it hardens.
- Warm the milk in a saucepan to about 60 degrees, then add the Hojicha powder, gelatin and sugar and mix well.
- Turn off the heat and add the whipping cream into the mixture. Mix until evenly combined.
- Pour the mixture into a 4 small bowls and place them in the fridge to chill for 1 to 2 hours, until ready to serve.
Prepared by Reiko from Team Spoonful
We made it for Harada Tea Sales Singapore Pte. Ltd. and and Harada Tea Sales Co., Ltd： http://www.harada-tea.co.jp/