No. 1912 Rose City Genmaicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot Oil, Mao Feng China Green Tea, Natural Flavours, Rose Petals, Sencha
Flavors
Beany, Citrus, Floral, Nutty, Roasted nuts, Rose, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Vegetal, Toasty, Bergamot, Sweet, warm grass
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Low
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Not available
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 g 12 oz / 353 ml

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  • “This tea is SO GOOD. The toastiness of the genmaicha is nicely balanced with the rose and mild bergamot. The sencha itself is impressive for a bagged tea- beautiful bright green leaves, with a nice...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the last of the Steven Smith Teamaker teas that Todd brought to share with me when we met up at Anime Oasis. I had one of the teabags in the hotel while enjoying a My Little Pony bingewatch...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It smells toasty, a bit rosy, and delicious! If they don’t serve this at the Japanese Garden in Portland, it’s a shame. I ordered a box of this based on the concept alone, and I’m glad I did! I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “this is my favourite non-52 teas flavoured genmaicha. I’m saying this and I just read that this actually has bergamot oil in it, so if I have a headache later this is why. but I don’t recall...” Read full tasting note
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A delicious Portland twist on traditional Japanese genmaicha. Combines the light, nutty flavor of roasted rice with the grassy green tea character of sencha and Mao Feng from China. Softly finished with rose petals, a light kiss of manuka honey and Italian bergamot oil.

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

Steeping Instructions: Bring filtered water to 190 degrees. Steep 3 minutes. Practice a few strokes of Zen calligraphy.

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This tea is SO GOOD. The toastiness of the genmaicha is nicely balanced with the rose and mild bergamot. The sencha itself is impressive for a bagged tea- beautiful bright green leaves, with a nice smooth flavor. Overall, very impressed!

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This is the last of the Steven Smith Teamaker teas that Todd brought to share with me when we met up at Anime Oasis. I had one of the teabags in the hotel while enjoying a My Little Pony bingewatch of the most recent season (yes, two grown adults, one nearing 40 and the other nearing 50, enjoying some MLP while drinking tea!) While all the teas he brought that I hadn’t sampled yet were great, I think this one was by far my favorite. I brought the second teabag home and am having it tonight.

It produces a nice yellow color with the most wonderful aroma; it’s like a dessert somehow, with that toasted nutty smell from the genmai mixed with the sweet floral rose. The flavor is also really wonderful, if you like floral teas (which I do!); the base is sencha mixed with Mao Feng, so it has more of a beany, vegetal quality which pairs nicely with the roasted nut notes from the genmai. There is also a subtle hint of bergamot in this blend, not enough to be overbearing on the flavor, but just enough to give the base a bit of a citrusy note, which also compliments the vegetal flavor nicely. The citrus notes also pair great with the floral rose sweetness that comes in midsip and pops on the roof of the mouth and lingers slightly in the aftertaste; it is not an especially strong rose taste, and doesn’t taste like they’ve added a bunch of rose oil or tried to make the tea an especially strong rose tea, but the florality is noticable in the aroma and flavor and blends really well with the other flavor notes in the cup. The genmai adds that nice roasted flavor that I find really settling and relaxing on my stomach, and somehow the rose just adds to that soothing, relaxing sensation.

This is one of Steven Smith Teamaker’s real winning blends, in my opinion. I will absolutely pick some of this up when I visit Portland this summer!

Flavors: Beany, Citrus, Floral, Nutty, Roasted nuts, Rose, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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It smells toasty, a bit rosy, and delicious!

If they don’t serve this at the Japanese Garden in Portland, it’s a shame. I ordered a box of this based on the concept alone, and I’m glad I did! I love genmaicha, and I love roses. They go great together here. I don’t remember a genmaicha tasting quite this toasty, but I’m definitely a fan.

Contemplate the tranquility of a nice garden while sipping this tea. Mmm.

Flavors: Rose, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Lexie Aleah

This sounds delicious!

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this is my favourite non-52 teas flavoured genmaicha. I’m saying this and I just read that this actually has bergamot oil in it, so if I have a headache later this is why. but I don’t recall getting headaches from this? /shrugs/ we’ll see.

this really is wonderful though, the rose/toasted rice-ness. yesss.

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Absolutely love this tea. One of my personal favorites.
I’m a fan of genmaicha in general and this Steven Smith blend has done a wonderful job in pulling together the toasted rice and grassy notes of a traditional genmaicha with a sweet floral rose. The rose permeates both the flavor and aroma in a most pleasant way. Subtle notes of toasted rice and sweet grass reveal themselves on the backend of each sip.

Flavors: Bergamot, Rose, Sweet, warm grass, Toasted Rice

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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