Rose City Genmaicha
Rose City Genmaicha
Rose City Genmaicha
Rose City Genmaicha
Rose City Genmaicha
Rose City Genmaicha

Rose City Genmaicha


139 reviews

A delicious Oregon twist on Japanese Genmaicha. Combines the light, nutty flavor of roasted rice with a grassy green tea character and rose petal finish—all softened by a kiss of sweet manuka honey.

Tasting Notes:

Toast, umami, bergamot

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Steve A.
United States
I recommend this product

Wonderful Tea

Some of the highest quality and most flavorful green tea you can find. I order mine by the hundred! A staple in my kitchen.

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Jeffrey S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

My new favorite green tea. Maybe my current favorite tea overall.

I don't know how to describe it except as that simple warm nutty taste of green tea with some subtle sweet floral notes. It's a very comfortable and comforting tea. I was just about to visit the web site to order more when I got asked to write a review and honestly that's the best review I can give: I got (and loved) the 15 satchel packet so much that I'm back for some loose leaf! This was initially purchased to be my 'secondary' tea but is about to become my primary tea as winter sets in around me.

United States United States

Not my cup of tea

As a Portland native, I wanted to love this tea. I love green tea, but the nutty flavor didn’t sit right for me. I plan to try it over leftover rice and give the rest to my daughter. I’m glad so many others love this one.

Samantha S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Just the perfect cup of tea

Has a nice springy subtle taste but also a warm nutty taste. Justa great balanced tea for any day of the year

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Pam M.
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Rose City Genmaicha

I really enjoyed this blend!


Japanese sencha, genmai (roasted rice), Mao Feng green tea from China, red and pink rose petals, natural flavors, bergamot oil.

Blend Numerology

The year Peninsula Park, one of Portland's most beautiful Rose gardens, was built.


For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 185 degrees. Steep 1 sachet or 1 rounded tsp (2.4 g) loose leaf for three minutes. Plan your next trip to the Japanese Garden.

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  • bergamot oil
  • genmai
  • mao feng
  • Pink Rose Petals
  • red rose petals
  • sencha

Bergamot Oil

Essential Oil

Bergamot is a citrus fruit the color of a lime and the size of a large orange. Picked when ripe, the thick peel is removed and pressed like an olive to extract its essential oils. It has a distinctive flavor and aroma with notes of lavender, lemon and spice.

Reggio Calabria Province

Harvested in early winter, our bergamot comes from the Ionian Coast of the Reggio Calabria Province. The terroir gives the bergamot fruit grown here more nuance and a variety of aromatics that we are looking for.


Japanese Toasted Rice

Genmai, or brown rice, used with tea goes through a rigorous process by which it's rinsed, soaked, steamed, and dried before undergoing a three-step roasting process that gives the final product its characteristic toasted flavor.

Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures

Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures are located in the central part of Kyushu island, boasting subtropic climates ideal for growing rice. Since we are on the subject of boasting, we had the best time when we toured the Kumamoto Castle and the gawked at springs in Oita appropriately titled the Hells of Beppu. Our genmai is harvested in the fall, generally in October/November.

Mao Feng

Chinese Green Tea

Grown in the mountains of central Zhejiang Province, China, at altitudes above 3000 feet, Mao Feng is harvested in the spring and quickly hot air fired. This neutralizes the oxidizing enzyme and seals in the fresh flavors and aromas. The long, slender jade leaves of Mao Feng brew to a color of pale green and impart a pleasing vegetative fragrance with buttery notes and lingering sweetness.

Wuyi County

Wuyi County is located in central Zhejiang Province in Eastern China and should not be confused for the famous Wuyishan tea growing region in Fujian Province. It is an area famous for agriculture and tourism, most noteably Jinhua ham and hot springs respectively. Our Mao Feng is harvested from mid March to May.

Mao Feng

Pink Rose Petals

Indian Botanical

Pink rose petals are a favorite ingredient in our pantry. They provide sweetness and spice along with distinct floral qualities and are used to create complexity in a variety of our Signature Blends.


India is located in Southern Asia and is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations (Indus Valley). It is a country rich in history, culture, religion, geography and so much more, and has been famous since ancient times as a source for herbs and spices that continue to be coveted around the world. Our pink rose petals come from several regions in India and are harvested in March.

Red Rose Petals

Indian Botanical

Less utilized in our blends than their pink counterparts, dried red rose petals are more pungent and perfumed.


Pakistan is located in South Asia and shares borders with Iran and Afghanistan to its west, China to its north and India to its east. Separated from India during The Partition in 1947, Pakistan has a diverse landscape and climate, with a fifth of its GDP coming from agriculture. Our red rose petals are harvested in early Spring, usually in March.


Japanese Green Tea

Slender needle-like leaves produce a deeply vegetal taste and aroma, ripe with notes of toasted rice and nori. The leaves are steamed to perfection to stop oxidation of the leaf, as well as to lock in their deep jade color and rich flavor.

Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture is located in the Chubu region, on the island of Honshu in Japan. While unable to claim full ownership of Mt. Fuji (its a joint custody thing with Yamanashi Prefecture), Shizuoka can tout being the biggest tea producing region in Japan, which says something. Harvest time for Sencha happens from April through June.