NittoKocha's "Milk Kaked Tea Bags
" Hojicha and Ginger KochaNitto Kocha's " Milk Kaked Tea Bags" series allows you to enjoy milk tea without the need for milk. Following Earl Grey and Assam tea leaves, we tried the newly introduced Hojicha and Ginger Kocha teabags.
MilkWetter Tea Bags The "Milk Wetter Tea Bags" series combines creaming powder, which is a milk component, and tea leaves in a single tea bag. You can easily enjoy milk tea by simply pouring hot water into the tea bag.
Nitto Kocha "Milk and Tea Bags: Houjicha and Ginger Black Tea".
Nitto Kocha spent about three years developing this new type of tea bag. Environmentally friendly biodegradable materials are used. No metal clasp is used.
Packaged in an aluminum bag with a zipper for convenient storage. Contents: 32 g (4 bags), estimated price 300 yen (tax not included). Found in the instant tea section of a supermarket.
Houjicha (Houjicha Tea Bags with Milk): A non-sweet hojicha latte that does not contain sugar. Domestic hojicha leaves are used.
To brew, place the tea bag in a cup, pour boiling water (150 ml), cover and let steep for 90 seconds. At first, the milk is milky white. Gradually, the hojicha dissolves into the tea, creating a light brown milk tea.
The flavor of the milk is milder than expected, with the hojicha taking center stage. The savory flavor and aroma of hojicha tea is softly wafted into the nose. The richness of the milk and the flavor of the tea leaves can be enjoyed. It is not sweet, so the aftertaste is refreshing.
Ginger black tea in a tea bag with milkThis is also a non-sweet ginger black tea that does not use sugar. It is made with powdered ginger produced in Japan. The brewing method is the same as for hojicha.
The aroma of ginger spreads softly and richly. The milk gently accompanies the astringency and richness of the black tea. The subtle spiciness of the ginger adds a nice accent. The sharp taste is mildly neutralized by the milk, creating a well-balanced cup.
It is a little different from the rich milk tea that requires a lot of time and effort to make, but the great appeal of this tea is that it can be enjoyed easily without the need to boil the tea leaves. It is sugar-free, so you can enjoy it as is when you want a refreshing drink, or add sugar or honey to sweeten it up a bit.