Houjicha Chai Toast

Houjicha Chai Toast

With the toffee-like tasting notes of chai and creamy nature of butter, your favorite bread just found its match.


November 20, 2023


Rishi Tea



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Houjicha Chai

Roasty | Spicy | Earthy

from $41


  • 9 grams of houjicha chai (~2 tsp)
  • 4 oz (8T or 1 stick) room-temperature unsalted butter
  • Brioche (or favorite bread)
  • Toasted crushed hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Add 9 grams of houjicha chai to a spice grinder; press into a fine powder
  2. In a bowl, mash together 4 oz softened unsalted butter and powdered tea
  3. Spoon the butter onto a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap
  4. Form into a log and wrap well; chill for at least two hours before using
  5. Toast a piece of Brioche or your favorite bread
  6. Spread a slice of the compound butter onto the toasted bread
  7. Sprinkle with toasted crushed hazelnuts and drizzle with honey

Toasted Hazelnuts: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. In a bowl, add 1 cup unsalted whole hazelnuts and 2t of Dr. Turmeric oolong tea seed oil or your favorite olive oil; toss well
  3. Toast on a baking sheet for 5-7 mins
  4. Remove from oven. While hazelnuts are still hot on the baking sheet, use the bottom of a heavy sauté pan, rocking back and forth to split the hazelnuts

Use this compound butter as a replacement for regular butter in your favorite shortbread, gingersnap, or chocolate chip cookie recipes.