Are you a fan of Japanese culture and tea? Then you’ll love this delicious Japanese Genmaicha Latté recipe that we’ve got for you today!
Japanese Genmaicha Latté
If you’ve never heard of Genmaicha before, it’s a Japanese green tea that contains roasted brown rice. The toasted rice adds a nutty and toasty flavour that perfectly complements the green tea’s bright and crisp taste. When you turn it into a latté, it creates a creamy and comforting drink that’ll keep you warm and satisfied all day long.
- 1 cup of Genmaicha tea
- 1 cup of milk (your choice of dairy or non-dairy)
- 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
- Start by brewing one cup of Genmaicha tea. Depending on the brand you choose, the brewing time and temperature may vary, but typically you’ll want to steep the tea for about 2-3 minutes in boiling water.
- While the tea is brewing, warm up one cup of milk in a pot over medium heat. Stir the milk occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Once it starts to simmer, remove it from the heat.
- If you want your latté to be sweetened, add the honey or sugar to the milk and stir until it dissolves. You can also add a drop of vanilla extract to enhance the flavour.
- Using a frother or whisk, froth the milk until it becomes creamy and bubbly. The frothing process is essential in creating the foamy texture that’s typical of lattés.
- Next, pour the brewed tea into a mug and slowly pour the frothy milk on top of it. You can use a spoon to create patterns or designs with the foam.
- Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or cocoa powder on top for an extra kick of flavour and aroma!
If you’re looking for a traditional way to enjoy Genmaicha tea, you can stick to the original brewing method and skip the milk. This Japanese tea is perfect on its own and can be served hot or iced.
Japanese Genmaicha Tea
But if you’re in the mood for a refreshing and unique tea experience, you’ve got to try Genmaicha in its purest form. Here’s a recipe for Japanese Genmaicha tea that’s easy to follow and guarantees a delicious cup every time.
- 1 cup of Genmaicha tea
- Boil water in a pot or kettle. You’ll need enough water to fill your teapot or mug.
- Add one tablespoon of Genmaicha tea leaves into your teapot or infuser. If you’re using a tea bag, simply place it in your mug.
- Once the water is boiled, let it cool down for a minute or two so that it’s not too hot. Then, pour it over the tea leaves in the teapot or mug.
- Let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes. Again, the steeping time can vary depending on the brand and your personal preference. Some people prefer a stronger tea, while others like it lighter.
- Once the tea is brewed, strain the leaves or remove the tea bag from the mug.
- You can enjoy the tea hot or iced, depending on your mood or the weather! If you’re making an iced version, let the tea cool down in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Add some ice cubes, lemon wedges, or mint leaves for a refreshing twist.
Whether you prefer your Genmaicha tea with milk or in its purest form, it’s a delicious and healthy drink that’ll transport you to Japan with every sip. This tea is not only rich in flavour, but also high in antioxidants and low in caffeine, making it a great choice for both relaxation and rejuvenation.
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