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

Rose City Genmaicha


34 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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Stephanie C.
United States United States
Great evening tea

Nutty tasting, light and soothing.

Lisa A.
United States United States
Peaceful yet Exuberant!

I love this tea. It is calming yet wakes me up! A perfect midday pick-me-up! Taste suits me to a tea! I mean tee!

Susan R.
United States United States

My second favorite tea( first is Portland Breakfast). Lived in Japan for a number of years so familiar with genmaicha. This is not traditional( with rose petals, bergamot and honey)but is. excellent. The additives do not overwhelm the sencha and popped rice. Really wonderful tea. I have everyone I know have a cup with me.

Donna P.
United States United States
Rose makes it magical

This tea is beautifully blended. The rose element raises the genmaicha to another level, deepening it without overpowering. It's a very satisfying tea that I will enjoy again and again.

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Mikaella M.
United States United States
Reminds Me of Home

I was pleasantly surprised by this blend! The toasted genmai made me reminisce of my home country, and that’s such a lovely experience while drinking tea! I was a little anxious if the rose was going to be too strong, but it was subtle and delicate; just a little touch of it to add depth to the flavor! I tried this with milk as well, and it was like drinking a more sophisticated drink from a bubble tea shop! I will definitely stock up on this!


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 190 degrees. Steep three minutes. Plan your next trip to the Japanese Garden.

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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.

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.