Pride of the Port

Today’s tea is Pride of the Port, and it is a black tea from Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

A quick peek inside the tin reveals full leaves, not choppy ones. They are twisted and flecked with gold. This is also a blended tea, with teas from China and India, and I’m betting that there is some Assam in there, given the malty scent. The tea smells like perfume–but in a good way, not a choke-on-it way. It is not overbearing, but fully fragrant and lush. I’m picking up subtle floral notes as well.

The color in the cup is a lovely amber-reddish-brown. The flavor is full and rich and malty, maybe a little grainy as well. It is a hearty cup, and really good without milk even. The addition of milk pulls everything together and smoothes out the cup. This is one of my favorite teas, and one that is in regular rotation. This blend was created at Peet’s in 1999, and I’ve probably been drinking it for four or five years. It’s a keeper, for sure.

You can get it here: http://www.peets.com/shop/tea_detail.asp?id=239&cid=1000185

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About theteaprincess

I have nearly an entire kitchen cabinet full of tea, and I just keep acquiring more! I started this blog to go through them one by one, to be reminded why I bought them all in the first place, to learn, and to rekindle my love for tea.
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