Pumpkin Spice Hoji Lattes

Hojicha is wonderful for drinking at all times of the year and any time of day, but it’s especially cozy for enjoying in the fall. In the best possible way, this tea reminds me of fallen leaves–woodsy, twiggy and earthy. For both color and taste, there’s a good amount of pumpkin puree added to this latte. You can add more or less than the suggested amount of strongly brewed tea to adjust the thickness of the drink to your liking. As the recipe is written, this latte has the consistency of eggnog and makes a nice swap out for dessert. Most of the time, coconut milk creamer is already sweet, so there is no need to add any additional sweetener here. The creamer is also fantastic for creating a fluffy froth as the topping.Warm yourself through and through with a heart-warming Pumpkin Spice Hoji Latte this fall! The mix of freshly brewed tea, velvety pumpkin and autumn spices definitely hits the spot!

This post is sponsored by Yamamotoyama. Please check out their site for more tea recipes and to find my favorite Hojicha!

Pumpkin Spice Hoji Latte

Makes 2 lattes. 


1 rounded Tbsp of Yamamotoyama’s Hojicha, loose-leaf

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup coconut milk creamer

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

extra coconut milk creamer, for frothing


small pot



1. Brew the tea with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water for 3 minutes. Strain the tea and set aside.

2. Combine all the ingredients, including the strained tea, in a small pot over low heat. Heat until the ingredients just come up to a simmer. Pour into cups and top with froth.

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Shannon @loveatfirstbento

Omg this looks amaaaaaaazing! I’ve never even thought about adding pumpkin puree to a drink before, but I’m loving the idea! And with coconut milk creamer? I need this stat. So incredibly perfect for fall (and will be a good break from all the pumpkin spice lattes :P)

Also, I am totally blown away with the photos in this post! That first photo and the way the pumpkins just sort of melt into a heavenly white cloud? LOVE! All of it is fantastic, and so inspiring for me as a new photographer 🙂

Bonnie Eng

I hope you get to try this sometime sometime soon, Shannon! Very cozy on a breezy fall day. 😉

Bonnie Eng

And thank you for all the complements on my photos. Always a work in progress! 🙂


I’ve got to try this! It sound and looks great. As usual, the photos in your blog are excellent.

Bonnie Eng

Hope you get to try this cozy latte sometime this fall, Tim! And thank you so much for the complement. 🙂 Happy early Halloween!!