I love Roji. It’s the perfect place to go with one to five friends to talk. You can do the tatami room thing, or lounge on sofas or sit at a small table. I am personally in love with the rice balls, which is the only thing I ever want: they are very satisfying, and the delicately seasoned rice and savory seaweed wrapper enhance the tea instead of fighting with it. I love them so much (and so do my 20-something kids), that I’ve learned to make them myself. I’ve happily tried new teas at Roji, and bought a couple of ounces of something I really like. The quality is very high — better than I can get in bulk at Wegman’s, which is saying something. I love that it’s locally owned and operated, and caters to a young crowd. My favorite mid-winter treat is a trip to Roji for lapsang souchong and rice balls, about 4 in the afternoon. I’m always revived when I leave Roji.