Pride of the Port

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Chinese Black Tea, Indian Black Tea
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Pride of the Port®

Our finest blend of high-grown, whole-leaf black teas. The flavor is malty, floral, and complex.

In 1866, Joshua Lane Jordan, the great-great-grandfather of our tea buyer, set sail from Maine in the merchant ship The Pride of the Port. Sailing to ports in England, India and New Orleans, he transported commodities from America to the other side of the world and back again. When our tea buyer Eliot Jordan, set out to make a premium blend of black teas from China and India, he named it ‘Pride of the Port’ as an homage to these great tea origins – and to the long history of trade in tea.

Pride of the Port has been a Peet’s favorite for 10 years and we consider it our signature blend. Malty, floral, sweet and full-bodied, it’s a tea that you’ll always find something new in, yet you can always rely on for a rich and satisfying cup.

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Mighty Leaf Tea was born for the sole purpose of infusing life into an ancient indulgence by creating tea products that reach new heights of quality and innovation. Our passion is creating the most incredible handcrafted tea blends found anywhere, globally sourcing the finest ingredients available. Paralleling the highest standards of quality at Mighty Leaf Tea is ongoing creative innovation.

31 Tasting Notes

2816 tasting notes

Yesterday we went to see the 2nd Hobbit movie in a theater that had broken heat, not such a great thing because it was fairly chilly and overcast outside. When I got out I was dying for something warm and selected this at Peet’s. I don’t think I’ve ever had this particular blend before. definitely malty, other people mentioned fruity but I actually thought it was a bit smoky? hmm. I enjoyed it with a touch of sugar and soymilk. It was nice and robust. I would definitely get this one again, I think further experiments are required for me to make a proper assessment… he he.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

Too bad about the shoddy heater, but I hope you enjoyed the movie, at least.


yes, I did!


Good good! I haven’t even seen the first one yet. :/

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1812 tasting notes

I really need to actually review this tea at some point. I usually just get it as the free cup, when I buy a tin of tea. This just never ends up being the tin, too.

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358 tasting notes

I received a sample of this from Serenity, along with her high recommendations for this tea! I have been waiting for the perfect moment to make a cup, and with today’s dreary weather and two unwatched episodes of Downton Abbey on DVR this is that moment! I had to give my little Chihuahua some allergy medicine, and our Greyhound is on pain medicine after her dental cleaning, so they are both sound asleep next to me and the house is nice and quiet at last! :)

This tea is really good! I followed Serenity’s instructions for 2 tablespoons of tea and also added some milk and sweetener. It is a nice, strong black tea with a slightly florally-sweet note. It leaves that black tea aftertaste in my mouth, which is just perfect. I think that after a cup of this tea I will be rejuvenated enough to get some more of my english homework done, yay! This is definitely an ideal tea to start the day with, and so onto the shopping list it goes!

-Dry blend is a mixture of black, brown and green colored leaves.
-Dry blend smells malty and a little floral. Tea liquor aroma is malty and musky-floral.
-Tea liquor is a dark brown color.
-Strong, mouth-filling flavor. Slightly astringent. Delicious malty finish.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Rich and robust. Very satisfying as a morning cup.

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6768 tasting notes

A neat reddish brown color with little scent. It’s a Medium strength black tea – pretty even steven – not bad

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48 tasting notes

This tea is such a favorite of mine I can’t even give it a proper review: I just love it. Sweet, malty, and delicious, I’ve even made up a song about this tea. Yeah, I’m that dorky.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

I can see how this would lend itself to a rollicking sea chanty. I’ll go get my accordion. (Not really :)


Please do, gmathis! And 1…2…!

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82 tasting notes

The more I drink this blend, the more I like it. And I really liked it a lot with the first sip, so that’s saying something.

It’s a pretty delish tea with some nice complexity to it: a good, smooth flavor but overlaid with a bit of maltiness. None of the flavors in the cup overwhelm the others; they all work together to make a pretty wonderful cup of tea. I can see this becoming a regular in my cupboard, though I have the feeling it will never stay there very long!

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29 tasting notes

A chilly day makes me a very sad person. I would much rather have sunshine and blue skies. After a lunch with the family, I came home with the search for the perfect tea to chase my cold weather blues away. Pride of the Port just seemed to be so fitting.

The color of this tea is beautiful. It is somewhere between a cranberry and brown color. Its smell lead me to believe it was going to be a very astringent tea. It has the scent of a very strong black tea from a bag. However, it tastes so much better!

It tastes smooth and rich. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not at all bitter. I enjoy a good cup of unflavored black tea and I think this might be my favorite so far. Would go so well with a shortbread cookie.

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3 tasting notes

So i have to admit that I was hesitant at first to buy tea from a coffee house but as they say " necessity is the mother of invention". I bought a tin of this awhile back on a particularly blustery day. Working from home I scoured the cabinets for the makings of a kettle of tea to help keep me motivated on work only to find I was out of tea. I decided to make a trip to town for a cup of coffee instead and while in line I finally broke down and grabbed a tin from the shelves. That tin just happened to be Pride of the Port.

Boiling up some water I set the tea to steep for the recommended time. I anxiously waited as the clock ticked away before tasting it for the first time. Wow is that bitter….I grabbed the tin and double checked the recommended steeping time, maybe I lost track of time lets try that again. For my second cup I used fresh leaves and let it go about 3.5 minutes…jackpot. This tea continues to grow on me and as i approach the bottom of the tin I find myself trying to make excuses to go to Peet’s for another.

The tea sports a beautiful rich coppery liquor that i find has a light earthy and clean aroma. The Tea is nice and malty on the pallet and for me when steeped under the recommended time has just the right touch of astringent bitterness. I really enjoy this as a morning starter and it makes a mighty fine iced cup in the afternoon.

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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2 tasting notes

Improves with milk. I’m guessing at the steeping time, but it doesn’t seem too sensitive to timing.

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118 tasting notes

First time trying this and I find it to be a great black tea blend. Complex indeed. This is one of the best teas I have found for steeping multiple times western style. Had pretty good results with 2 min first steep / 3 min second steep / and five min third steep. If you are a kung-fu steeper, then ymmv.

First steep is a more malty bold black tea but evolves to take on more of a second flush Darjeeling character in the third steep. Second steep was most interesting. Not a bad experience!

I tend to drink more single-origin type teas, and I enjoy it when I can find more interesting and complex varieties. Not sure why I don’t drink more blended teas, as it stands to reason that there is potential for even more complexity in these types of teas. Once in a while I experiment with my own homemade blends, which is fun and often rewarding.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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