Portland Breakfast
Portland Breakfast
Portland Breakfast
Portland Breakfast
Portland Breakfast
Portland Breakfast
Portland Breakfast
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Portland Breakfast

ORGANIC BLACK TEA BLEND

344 reviews

Big, strong and assertive, with notes of malt, leather, spice and a touch of peat. Not quite as astringent as other breakfast teas. Just rich, dark and perfect for a rainy Portland morning.

Tasting Notes:

Malt, leather, peat

 

Certified Organic by CCOF


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BF
11/16/2022
Brian F.
United States
I recommend this product

A favorite

Portland breakfast is one of my favorites. Mellow enough that I don't need milk or sugar, and very tasty. For me, it's a softer version of pu erh.

J
11/15/2022
Jennifer
United States United States
I recommend this product

Favorite breakfast tea

I love portland breakfast - bold yet balanced. My favorite way to start the day in the PNW.

MR
10/29/2022
Mark R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

A Lovely Blend

Think of warm cozy mornings tucked inside as a mist settles in amongst the fir trees. This is the essence of this mild, slightly earthy tea. Perfect for a damp Pacific Northwest morning - or any time!

BB
10/28/2022
Beverly B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Simply very good

This tea is very simple - no added flavors. It’s smooth, black, and very tasty!

LM
10/26/2022
Libby M.
United States United States

My Fav

This is my "go to" favorite of all the Steven Smith teas.

Ingredients

A blend of organic second flush Assam, organic Pu-erh and organic Keemun black teas.

Blend Numerology

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 sachet or 1 rounded tsp (3 g) loose leaf for five minutes. Indulge in a decadent donut.

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Organic 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.

Organic 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.

Organic 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.