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Hojicha Ice Cubes Recipe

Hojicha Ice Cubes Recipe

Sachiko Murata |


A great way to make nice cold drinks in summer 

If you make your ice cubes with tea, they will still cool your drink, and unlike normal ice cubes which dilute the drink, the drink flavor is maintained.

Also, once you make them, you can keep the ice cubes in your freezer, and then you can make a refreshing drink anytime of many different types. 


Ice cubes with hojicha

Hojicha - 焙じ茶 - , literally means "roasted tea", and is made from some form of green tea that has been roasted. As it is roasted, the leaves turn brown and get a nice aroma.

Read more about it here


A lot of drinks combine well with it.  It's simple but very useful to make ice cubes with hojicha!


Hojicha Ice Cubes RECIPE




  • water 400ml (2cups)
  • hojicha tea  8g/0.3oz (loose tea or tea bags) 
  • sugar, to taste




  1. Use boiling water(90C/194F) and steep hojicha for 1-2 minutes, and add some sugar if you desire. Let it cool for a while. 
  2. Pour the tea into ice cube trays, and put them into the freezer for 4 hours or more.



How to enjoy hojicha ice cubes

Make hojicha latte with your favorite milk.




Pour orange juice onto them.



Ocha-wari, alcohol with tea, is common in Japan. How about enjoying whisky or shochu(Japanese distilled spirit) with them?



Of course, you can pour hojicha onto the cubes, then you can enjoy a delicious cup of iced hojicha without watering down.

There are so many ways to enjoy the hojicha ice cubes. Get creative and make your own drink!


Today's Recommendations 

Takeo Tea Farm: Hojicha Roasted Green Tea (Autumn) 農薬不使用 有機ほうじ茶

Grown in Mie-prefecture, and the leaves were harvested in autumn, which gave some sweetness in this hojicha.  

Certified JAS Organic. Grown pesticide free. Fertilized with organic compost.


SALIU -YUI- Teapot (white) 

A simple, round design tea pot from teaware series "YUI" 

2 sizes of teapots (330ml / 600ml) including a stainless-steel strainer with a handle




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You can make your own hojicha with your green tea.

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