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

BLACK TEA BLEND

5 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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Regular price $12.99 Save $-12.99
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AV
03/28/2020
Amanda V.
United States United States
Great Tea!

I enjoy a good black Breakfast tea so when I found Portland Breakfast I had to give it a try and was instantly a fan. I've been tasting my way through Smith teas ever since and have settled on two favorites for the black teas so far: British Brunch and Portland Breakfast. Both have become a staple in my cupboard.

K
03/27/2020
kelley .
United States United States
New Fav

I love this tea and I notice it is gentler on my stomach than some other black teas. Great blend!

LN
03/27/2020
Leslie N.
United States United States
Perfect tea for a rainy day

Portland Breakfast Tea is the perfect drink for a rainy day! I make a 6 cup tea pot full and share with my husband as we work from home. The rich flavor reminds us of our beach bonfires at the coast.

C
03/26/2020
Chaz
United States United States
It grows on you

I love Smith's British Brunch (#18) so when this appeared, I knew I had to try it. The first several times were odd because I had never tried Pu-erh, which is one of the elements. However, this quickly became my go-to morning cuppa. Highly recommended!

AG
03/26/2020
Annette G.
United States United States
Wonderful Smooth Black Tea

The Portland Breakfast blend has a smooth quality that is missing from most black teas. I grew up in England where tea is synonymous with breathing. However, some black teas are described as "brisk", but I have learned to interpret that as bitter. The Portland Breakfast blend is full-bodied flavor without the astringent bite. It is a delightful robust flavor that is perfect for morning or afternoon tea. Enjoy.

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, bordering Myanmar and China. 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.