The aroma of Houjicha complements any Japanese dish. As the Tea contains little Caffeine, it is perfect for children and the elderly. Houjicha is also a good choice for a bedtime drink.
Houjicha responds well to hot water, so it is not difficult to make a delicious brew, even for those unfamiliar with teamaking. It works in the same way as Genmaicha. Fine Houjicha is roasted at lower temperatures – just as fine beef is cooked rare.