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

ORGANIC BLACK TEA BLEND

270 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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SJ
12/03/2021
Scott J.
United States United States

My Favorite Smith Tea

I think this is Smith's best all around tea. It has a lovely distinct tea flavor without being very astringent at all. I like to add a slight amount of cream and it holds up very well. My #1 repeating purchase at Smith

HD
11/26/2021
Helene D.
United States United States

Smooth and bold

My favorite tea to wake up to! I add a splash of cream to make my morning complete! Smooth and bold.

CB
11/24/2021
Christin B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Hygge in a Cup

A bit smoky and savory. Hygge in a cup on a cold day! My whiskey-loving husband is a fan.

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SS
11/08/2021
Stephen S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Steve Smith on Steven Smith Tea

A friend of mine gave me some teabags of Steven Smith tea as a joke due to my name. I loved the tea. I have been a tea drinker since I was a boy and drank numerous types of black teas over the years. But I found the Steven Smith tea had a strongly black, kick yet is mild to my tongue at the same time. I can't help but to tell both my regular and non-tea drinking friends about this tea.

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JC
10/10/2021
Jack C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

This is very high quality tea!

I love Portland Breakfast!!

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.