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Pride of the Port Loose Leaf

This signature blend offers a rainbow of whole leaf black teas tipped with gold, yellow, red-brown, and white.
$13.95 / 4 oz. pkg.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Satisfyingly malty, rich and floral with toasty notes
  • Tea Type
    Black
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    Mighty Leaf Blend
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Caffeine Level

Pride of the Port Loose Leaf
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine
Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 4 Minutes

Ingredients

Black tea leaves

How It Tastes

Pride of the Port tea is composed of our favorite black teas from India and China, and blended for balance and resounding character. Bold, malty, sweet, and brisk, it makes a great go-to cup for the morning. The subtle floral, red wine, and honeycomb notes in the background give this tea its unique profile.

History

In 1866, Joshua Lane Jordan set sail from Maine in the merchant ship The Pride of the Port. With the western Pacific and India as his destinations, he traded goods from America to the other side of the world and back again. Over 150 years later, his great-great-grandson-our esteemed tea buyer, Eliot Jordan-set out to craft a premium blend of China and India black teas that paid homage to this familiar and familial route.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (11)
Average rating:
(11)
Betsy
from Seattle, WA on 3/17/2019. Drinking Peet's since years.

After talking with a Peet's staff member I decided to give Pride of the Port another try. And am happy to report that it is MUCH better than last year's-- actually very pleasant. It is still not as good as it was a few years ago. I gather that they are not able to source exactly the same teas any more, and so the blend has changed, and is changing. Compared to the flat, thin version of last year, the tea from this tin is brisk and bright flavored with some complexity. Hope it keeps improving.

Christopher Barden
from Berkeley, CA on 8/12/2018. Drinking Peet's since The 7.

What happened!?!

When I first read that Peet's was purchased I feared a drop in quality, so, I rushed out to the Peet's at the corner of Walnut and Vine streets a purchased the last four tins they had of Pride of the Port. I just finished the last of those tins (after much rationing) and decided to give the Mighty Leaf the benefit of the doubt and try a tin.

It was dreadfully disappointing, flat, dusty like sweepings, and all boring.

Please, please, please find your way back to the original blend.

Thank you for maintaining excellence in coffee.

Betsy
from Seattle, WA on 3/1/2018. Drinking Peet's since the e.

must take back my earlier review-- it was absolutely true for Peet's-era tea. But the Mighty Leaf tin I bought a few months ago was dreadful-- no complexity, flat, and dusty. I've had mass market orange pekoe tea bags that tasted better. Sooooo disappointing.

Susan
from Albuquerque, NM on 9/2/2017. Drinking Peet's since 1965.

Just opened a tin of the Mighty Leaf version to find an fine orange dust clinging to the leaves and the inside of the container. Ugh. As others have noted, Mighty Leaf is a poor runner up to the original Peets teas.

IRENE
from Littleton, MA on 8/5/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2000.

Pride of the Port is my favorite all time tea blend. The flavors are full bodied, complex, while still delicate. No other tea blend that I've had elsewhere comes close. My son and I both depend on our cup of Pride of the Port to get us going every morning.