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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.
$47.95 / lb.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Satisfyingly malty, rich and floral with toasty notes
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    Multiple
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Sku ID #509566

Caffeine Level

Pride of the Port Loose Leaf
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine
Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/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 (3)
Average rating:
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J. Taylor from San Jose, CA on 1/3/2018. Drinking Peet's since Well .

Huge decline in quality with 'Mighty Leaf'-labeled teas, which are all that Peet's offers now. I've tried several teas to check consistency, and every one was nothing but flavorless twigs and 'tea dust'; what happened!? No longer a Peet's tea customer!

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Sue Moore from Bayside, CA on 8/5/2017. Drinking Peet's since 1998.

I used to enjoy this tea, but my latest batch was almost powdery at times, and the rich flavor was missing. I then purchased a 1/4lb tin at a store last weekend to see if it was just my large batch that was disappointing, but this was equally so.
Having discovered that Santa Rosa Peet's no longer stocks Yunnan Fancy, even for onsite consumption, and that the baristas had never even heard of it, I don't think I will be a Peet's Tea customer for much longer ... Then there was the 12oz Mighty Leaf Earl Grey Tea ($3.75) at SFO the following day. Not a hint of Bergamot.

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Ruth from Trabuco Canyon, CA on 7/14/2016. Drinking Peet's since 2013.

Fantastic black tea. It's all I drink now. Full bodied and flavorful. Caution - do not over brew or it will be very bitter. Three or four minutes brew time - tops.