Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast
Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast
Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast
Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast
Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast
Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast
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Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast

FULL LEAF BLACK TEA

18 reviews

Our most sought after breakfast tea aged 18 months in a wet Westward Whiskey barrel. With intoxicating hints of dry Irish stout, lingonberry jam, and dulce de leche, let’s raise a cup of good cheer.

Tasting Notes:

Irish stout, lingonberry jam, and dulce de leche


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Regular price $39.99 Save $-39.99
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4.6 Based on 18 Reviews
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KP
04/02/2021
Kristen P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
I’ve never had anything better!!

Ugh gosh, this has been the absolute best tea I’ve ever had! Rationing this tea has been a priority. When I weigh my many Smith Tea options in the morning, the Barrel Aged Portland Breakfast has been winning since receiving it! The flavors are so deep and rich and go really well with a coconut almond vanilla creamer. Oh dear! The tin provides more cups of tea than you realize so it’s totally worth the price!

DT
04/19/2021
Dana T.
United States
I recommend this product
Just a hint of whiskey

This was a splurge for me, and it’s now a tea that I enjoy when I want something special. It’s the Portland Breakfast you expect with the aroma and subtle flavor of whiskey. I’ve had other barrel-aged teas from other companies, and this one starts with a better blend that can hold its own against the flavors the barrel imparts. It enhances rather than overwhelms the tea. A bit pricey to me an everyday tea for me, but I enjoy it as a tea for those mornings when I want something extra.

A
04/18/2021
Amanda
United States United States
I recommend this product
Holy Smokers

This is some good tea. Maybe Smith's smoothest blend I've tried so far. A dollop of honey and a generous splash of coconut almond creamer dressed it perfectly. Lordy it's tasty. I wish I had the bucks to make it an everyday tea.

LB
04/01/2021
Louise B.
United States United States
Love it

So different but so absolutely wonderful.

WJ
03/06/2021
White, J.
United States United States
Love it!!!

This tea is delicious as a latte sweetened with honey, or simply brewed as a strong cup with a dash of half and half.

Ingredients

Barrel aged Pu-erh, Assam, and Keemun black teas.

Blend Numerology

No. 1851 – The year the city of Portland, Oregon was incorporated.

Preparation

For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep 1 tsp (3g) for five minutes, then raise your cup of good cheer.

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  • assam
  • keemun
  • pu-erh

Assam

Indian Black Tea

Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.

Assam Region

The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.

Keemun

Chinese Black Tea

Keemun tea is grown in the mountainous region of Eastern China called Anhui Province. There are many grades of Keemun, with Hao Ya being one of the best. Keemun Hao Ya has a very thin, wiry and tightly twisted leaf that is black with grey hues. This brings a unique, slightly smoky flavor and aroma that reminds us of camping on the Oregon coast. A great self drinking tea, tasty neat or with milk and sugar.

Qimen County

Qimen County is located in western Huang Shan Shi Prefecture in southern Anhui Province of China, and is famous for making one of the world's best black teas—Keemun. The county is still very rural compared to other parts of China, so it's the perfect place to slow down, kick up your feet and drink some fantastic tea. Harvest times are in the Spring and Summer.

Pu-erh

Chinese Pu-erh Tea

A highly prized Chinese Pu-erh tea, this full-leaf fermented black tea is aged for 3 years. Grown at around 5,000 ft elevation in Feng Cheng, Yunnan, China, this tea produces a dark liquor with smooth and complex earthy flavor and sweet lingering finish.

Yunnan Province

Yunnan which translates to "South Cloud", is a province jammed into the South Western most part of China. Not only does it share international borders with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, but there is a constant cultural exchange in these border regions, which is distinct from the rest of mainland China. Tea was first cultivated in this region thousands of years ago and it still produces some pretty amazing teas.


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