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Hojicha Tea Latte Recipe

Discover a decadent new hot drink recipe perfect for the cold season, Hojicha Tea Latte. But first of all, do you know Hojicha tea? We will make you discover it!


What is Hojicha tea?

Hojicha is a Japanese roasted green tea. It gets its reddish-brown color through the roasting process and is made from tea tree twigs and leaves.

The hojicha has a little taste of roasted hazelnuts and caramel. Due to the roasting process, Hojicha contains caffeine but still less than regular green tea.

It is better to consume Hojicha tea in bulk rather than in bags for better quality.

How to prepare a Hojicha tea?

This tea is easy to prepare. The water should be boiling and the infusion time is quick between 1 and 2 minutes depending on your preference. Of course, the longer the infusion time, the stronger the taste.
For a cold infusion, simply leave it in a container of water in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

Preparing the Hojicha tea latte


The recipe is divided into 2 parts:

  • Sweet Hojicha
  • Vanilla cream mousse

STEP 1: Boil the water.

Boil water until it reaches 208°F
For more flavor, use filtered water

STEP 2: Mix tea and hot water in a teapot.

Pour hot water over loose tea in a teapot with a strainer

STEP 3: Cover the teapot and steep for 5 minutes.

STEP 4: Strain the tea leaves and pour the hot tea into a cup. Stir in the brown sugar until completely dissolved.

Set aside for a few minutes

STEP 5: Lightly whisk the cream, sugar, salt and vanilla extract.

Whip using a milk frother for about 10 seconds. Once it has thickened, let it sit. The consistency to aim for is a thickened cream. When you try to pour the cream, it should be able to, but slowly.

STEP 6: Pour the cream mousse into the cup of tea

All you have to do is savor it!

Quel thé pour sa santé mentale?

Cela fait des années que nous vous parlons du bienfaits du thé sur la santé, vous pouvez d’ailleurs retrouvez quelques articles sur notre blogue :


Aujourd’hui on vous parle des bienfaits du thé sur la santé mentale. En effet, en plus des nombreux bienfaits physiques, le thé est une ressource précieuse pour soutenir votre santé mentale tout au long de l’année.

Pourquoi le thé est bon pour la santé?

Question à laquelle nous ne nous lasserons jamais de répondre puisque le thé est bon pour la santé de part ses différents composés bénéfiques.

Le thé, contient un acide aminé, le L-théanine (principalement dans le thé vert mais également en quantité moindre dans le thé noir et blanc).

Cette acide aminé aide à réduire le stress et favorise un état mental calme et détendu permettant ainsi de se relaxer.


Le thé contient aussi une teneur très élevée en antioxydants, appelés polyphénols :

  • La catéchine : antioxydant se trouvant dans le thé vert
  • Les flavonoïdes : présent en grande quantité dans le thé vert, noir ou blanc
  • La théaflavine : présent uniquement dans le thé noir

Les antioxydants permettent de diminuer le risque de survenue de plusieurs pathologies et ainsi protéger notre organisme contre les radicaux libres et ainsi prévenir certaines maladies et maux divers :
- Réduction du risque de maladie cardio-vasculaire
- Prévention de certains cancers
- Réduction du cholestérol
- Accélération du métabolisme, aider à la perte de poids
- Prévention du diabète
- Soutien de la santé gastro intestinale
- Protection de santé bucco-dentaire
- Soutenir les capacités neurologiques
- Favorise le sommeil
- Réduit le stress et combat l’anxiété

Our resolutions for the year 2022

The year 2021 is drawing to a close, and we hope it will give way to a better year that we can fully enjoy!
So tradition requires, we have prepared a little end-of-year report and our good resolutions for the year 2022!

Thank you for your trust!

On behalf of the entire T. Surprise team, we would like to thank you for your trust and your subscriptions throughout the year! We are more than happy to be able to introduce you to new kinds of teas and herbal teas each month with gourmet, tangy, fruity, sweet flavors…. More and more of you are subscribing to our monthly packages. And to subscribe, go here https://tsurprise.com/subscriptions

The year 2021 in a few figures:

12 monthly boxes on different themes
48 varieties of teas
12 delicacies to discover
12 surprises
7 special boxes (Christmas, Favorites, Mother's Day ...)

So in a nutshell: THANK YOU!

Our good resolutions for 2022

Take care of yourself!

2021 has been a particularly trying year, difficult to live with with its ups and downs. The pandemic has made us see all the colors and we have often abandoned our energy and our morale. In 2022, even if the pandemic will continue to affect us, it's time to take care of yourself, your mental and physical health, here are some little tips and tricks.

Enjoy the present moment

Take the time to read a good book while drinking a hot tea by the fireplace, cook, meditate, relax in your bath, or even take advantage of your children to have fun and watch them grow up. So many important moments to savor and which are good on a daily basis.

Do not hesitate to turn to books on meditation, or on mindfulness, or how to learn to live in the present moment, find some suggestions by clicking here.

Get back in shape physically

In addition to his mental health, what if in 2022 we took the time to get back in shape physically? This means eating a healthy diet as well as an active lifestyle. No question of running a marathon a week (except for those who feel like it) but why not start with a little workout at home? There are dozens of apps offering home workouts for all skill levels.

Here are a few: https://www.clindoeil.ca/2021/01/10/8-applications-fitness-gratuites-pour-sentrainer-a-la-maison

Eat well and stay hydrated!

A healthy body in a healthy mind, to be in good shape and in particular to fight viruses, it is very important to eat healthy. Fill up on fruits, vegetables, drink plenty of water and don't hesitate to consume teas and herbal teas T.Surprise!

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Christmas gift ideas: all our inspirations!

This year again, don't be short of inspiration for your Christmas gifts! Tradition requires, we have concocted a small list of gift ideas to spoil your loved ones, and as a bonus we only offer local products, what more could you ask for?

Tea, tea and more tea!


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Personalized candles


We fell in love with these beautiful soy wax candles from the Quebec company t.lees. Whatever the occasion, have the candles personalized, in addition to an exquisite flavor, what could be better than a candle that looks like you!

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Body care

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Beautiful posters

Fall for these magnificent black and white animal posters by artist Marie-Michèle Desmarais drawn in charcoal.

The Nid Atelier, offers you real little gems to decorate a bedroom, a living room, an entrance.

Wines from Quebec


You have wine lovers around you, introduce them to good Quebec wines!

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Comforting tea-based recipes

The cold sets in slowly to remind us that we are approaching the holiday season, good meals, gourmet desserts and captivating drinks.

Since we always like to offer you more tasty tea-based recipes, here are two that will be perfect to accompany your cold winter evenings: a mulled cider recipe with cinnamon with tea and a mulled wine with spiced tea.

Hot cinnamon tea cider

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The ingredients

For about 4-5 cups:
- 3/4 liter of boiling water
- 4 bags of black tea, or tea flavored with apple
- 3/4 liter of apple cider
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- Orange slice
- Cinnamon stick
- Star anise


Boil the water and add the black tea or apple tea. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes and add the apple cider.

Add the honey, then the orange, the cinnamon stick and the anise. Let steep for another 10-15 minutes. Filter the drink and enjoy!

For even more treats, you can add a touch of milk or whipped cream.

Mulled wine with spiced tea

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Here are the ingredients for about 3 cups

The ingredients

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of red wine
  • 3 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 large orange peels
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 1/4 cup of dried apples


In a saucepan over medium heat, add the red wine, sugar, cinnamon stick and orange peel; bring to a boil. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.

Add the tea bags, cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Divide among the glasses and add the apple slices for decoration!

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