Banana Hojicha Powder

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Banana, Burnt, Coffee, Roasted, Toasty, Autumn Leaf Pile, Creamy, Nuts, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Sweet, Bread, Toast
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Caffeine
Low
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 10 oz / 300 ml

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  • “I’m a HUGE fan of artificial banana flavor. The crunchy Now and Laters in high school are what got me hooked. Or maybe it was the banana Runts in grade school. The origin is debatable, but my love...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another sample from Cameron, thank you! :) I used all the powder (~2 tsp), which may have been overkill, but I have a big mug so I felt okay about it. I heated the kettle to 185° F and poured just...” Read full tasting note
  • “Homemade Advent Day 13 from AJRimmer This one was prepared hot with a little bit of agave and almond milk. The flavor of this one is strong and roasty. It reminds me of coffee but is also leaning a...” Read full tasting note
  • “Stepping out of my purist comfort zone to try this flavored, powdered version of the latte I generally adore. If it’s flavored and powdered I generally only trust 3 Leaf to make sure it’s not full...” Read full tasting note
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TASTING NOTES:
Nutty, Creamy, Sweet

Tastes just like a freshly baked banana bread, our banana hojicha is a unique spin on a classic flavor. Hojicha’s naturally smooth nutty undertones make this taste like a dessert in a cup (without the calories).

INGREDIENTS:
Hojicha powder infused with natural banana flavor.

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1555 tasting notes

I’m a HUGE fan of artificial banana flavor. The crunchy Now and Laters in high school are what got me hooked. Or maybe it was the banana Runts in grade school. The origin is debatable, but my love is in full force. This tastes like bananas for sure, but not artificial banana flavor which is based off one variety of banana, so maybe this is some other variety of banana. Either way, this tastes good. I made it with oat milk, honey and some ice and it has more of a nutty banana bread flavor. I ordered it in 3 Leaf’s hojicha variety pack that also came with chocolate and cinnamon. Chocolate cinnamon banana sounds like a winning combo as well and something I am likely to try next. The flavor possibilities are endless!

Cameron B.

Love their banana, both the matcha and the hojicha!

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1206 tasting notes

Another sample from Cameron, thank you! :)

I used all the powder (~2 tsp), which may have been overkill, but I have a big mug so I felt okay about it.

I heated the kettle to 185° F and poured just enough water to be able to whisk the powder. Then I steamed a wee bit of soy milk with our espresso machine steamer (!) and poured that on top. I took a sip and it seemed a bit bitter or something akin to bitter, so before drinking any more, I added 1/4 tsp of coconut sugar to the top.

This is pretty tasty, and does have lovely banana flavour. I do wonder if this would be better cold. The addition of the sugar I think adds to the banana-ness here, but maybe the hojicha makes it more toasty than I was imagining. Whenever I see a powder tea, my mind just thinks of matcha and it can’t seem to reconcile this as hojicha haha! Nevertheless, a fairly tasty cuppa, but not something I need for my own cupboard.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

I never drink hot lattes, and I love this one cold with oat milk.

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1187 tasting notes

Homemade Advent Day 13
from AJRimmer
This one was prepared hot with a little bit of agave and almond milk. The flavor of this one is strong and roasty. It reminds me of coffee but is also leaning a little too close to tasting burnt. Perhaps I should have added more water? The banana is really nice though! I think this one just needs some more experimenting. I have some left to try it cold and with a different type of milk. I think maybe soy milk or oat milk would work better and I might water it down or use less hojicha next time.

Flavors: Banana, Burnt, Coffee, Roasted, Toasty

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML
Cameron B.

I love this one cold with oat milk. ❤

AJRimmer

Yeah, I prepare all matchas cold in entirely milk to tame them! Just personal preference though!

Lexie Aleah

Good to know for my next cup! :)

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859 tasting notes

Stepping out of my purist comfort zone to try this flavored, powdered version of the latte I generally adore. If it’s flavored and powdered I generally only trust 3 Leaf to make sure it’s not full of crap. Preparation is whisking in hot water and then adding warmed-up vanilla oat milk. But first! Let’s talk about the dry aroma. It reminds me of the Banana Foster dessert. Roasted banana. Caramelized banana. Delicious BANANA. So much banana. The flavor felt a little off at first but as I’ve gotten further into the session I’ve really taken a liking to it. The roasty / toasty notes of the hojicha mix incredibly well!

Cameron B.

I too dislike it when matcha and other powdered tea is full of crap (i.e. sugar lol). This one and the banana matcha are so good!

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1638 tasting notes

I made this with cold milk and sugar, and I’m starting to think that I might just not be a hojicha fan. This particular one tasted burned and fishy. I diluted it a little more than it called for and added some whipped cream to the top. Then, I did enjoy it, but it needed a little too much help. I didn’t taste any banana. The flavor was too strong and strange for me, unfortunately. I liked it more when I tried it with oat milk and whipped cream. Then it tasted toasty, but I still didn’t taste banana. I made a cup for my partner, who said it tasted like banana coffee and absolutely loved it. So I may be in the minority here, but I’m glad there’s someone in the house who can enjoy it!

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13447 tasting notes

I had very high expectations for this hojicha powder, but it totally lived up to them.

The banana flavour is lighter/milder than the regular banana matcha, but that makes sense because the flavour of the hojicha itself is strong and more dominating. Combined, there’s this very lovely and cozy profile that reminds me of banana bread but with the roast factor of the hojicha. The natural nuttiness of the hojicha really leans well into that too – and it just makes the illusion stronger.

So delicious, and I’m dreaming of a latte so badly right now!

Cameron B.

It makes such a good cold oat milk latte! ❤

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2884 tasting notes

I finally tried this one! For some reason I’d just never gotten around to it…

I prepared it as an iced latte, with 1.5 teaspoons of powder for 4 ounces of warm water. Then I added 8 ounces of milk and a bit of brown sugar syrup.

It’s yummy! The hojicha has a nice smooth roasty, nutty flavor without being overwhelming, and just the right amount of banana! I really like 3 Leaf’s banana flavoring.

I will say that there is a very slight grittiness that’s a bit distracting… But it’s still very enjoyable overall!

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Banana, Creamy, Nuts, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

This one sounds good!

AJRimmer

I have a package of this one I’m excited to try!

Cameron B.

It’s yummy! I’ll have to see what I can do about that slight grittiness.

Kittenna

I hadn’t thought about how banana + the toastiness of hojicha would go well together, but this sounds delicious.

amandastory516

This has been on my list of things to try! I wish there were more flavored hojicha powders and blends.

Cameron B.

@Kittenna – Banana + hojicha definitely go well together! I mostly chose this one because I loved their banana matcha.

@amanda – I think 3 Leaf is releasing another hojicha flavor soon, but you’re right it should be more of a thing!

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