• Reviews

    Hortissimo Matcha Latte

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: bright green powder Ingredients: as stated on their site “powder T with milk and creamy foams” Steep time: instant Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic mug Liquor: deep green Some of you may remember the somewhat dubious Houjicha Latte that I reviewed from this company back in April. I was digging through my tea stash and happened upon the matcha counterpart and decided to give it a shot. As I had previously learned, although the package said to use a teaspoon of powder they really wanted me to use the whole packet. The results were infinitely better this time around. The taste was creamy and lightly vegetal, not…


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    Hortissimo Houji-cha Latte

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: light brown powder Ingredients: as stated on their site “powder T with milk and creamy foams” Steep time: instant Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic mug Liquor: milk chocolaty brown Every once in a while I stumble upon a tea that I love but cannot locate or that I am unable to replicate at home. This tea was a case of both. At the New York Coffee and Tea Festival I was offered a “houjicha cappuccino” by a very sweet girl from a company that I did not recognize. It was really more of a latte but it turned out to be one of the yummiest and most unique things that…