Houji-cha is a tea made by roasting green tea leaves and kuki at a high temperature, and is characterized by its strong aroma and dark brown color. Roasting at high temperature reduces bitterness and astringency, resulting in a very refreshing taste. Most Japanese green teas have a nice natural grass and plant flavor, but Houji-cha has a very different flavor. It has the least amount of caffeine, but has a chocolate, caramel, and coffee-like flavor. A fragrant taste and a refreshing aftertaste last in the mouth. Regardless of the content, it goes well with various meals, Japanese sweets, and Western sweets. It has a gentle taste and is easy to drink both warm and cold, making it ideal for quenching thirst.