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

BLACK TEA BLEND

94 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


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4.8 Based on 94 Reviews
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JR
09/28/2020
Janet R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
The best black tea

This is amazingly the best black tea blend I have ever tasted. I have given it as a gift!

KT
09/26/2020
Kelly T.
United States United States
Portland Breakfast

A nice smooth tea. Very nice for breakfast. I will admit I don’t have a postcard of Mt Hood to brew it under.

JD
09/25/2020
Jennifer D.
United States United States
Love This Tea!!

This tea is a full bodied black tea with a hint of smokiness. I like a strong tea and this one is perfect. I first found this tea when visiting Portland Oregon and I continue to order it and recommend it to friends. I have made this tea my normal morning brew as it is the perfect wake me up!

CH
09/22/2020
Christine H.
United States United States
So GOOD

Honestly, I ordered this on a lark, just to provide a little change to my usual preference for green, white, or herbal teas. It's now my favorite of everything I've tried so far. It's rich and complex - savoring a cup feels like an event.

RC
09/21/2020
Robert C.
United States United States
Portland Breakfast

Portland Breakfast has a smooth liquor with a reddish pallor. It is real good. Everyone should try it.

Ingredients

A blend of second flush Assam, Pu-erh and 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 five minutes. Indulge in a decadent donut.

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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.