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drank Copper Knot Hongcha by Teavana
59 tasting notes

This is a good tea. It gives it to you straight. Not a bunch of astringency, not overwhelming flowers or spice or unbalanced flavor. It’s a stand-up tea with just the tiniest hint of pepper, and it’s very yummy. It’s still unmistakably a Chinese tea, but it’s a Ceylon drinker’s Chinese tea.

I find a great many Chinese black teas too weak for milk, or just feel that their flavor is balanced in an unfavorable way. Not so with Copper Knot Hongcha. Very smooth. Being a Teavana tea it is overpriced, but it’s still one of my favorite Chinese blacks.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Stephanie

Do you think that maybe “Copper Knot” is the same as “Bi Luo Chun” tea? If it is, it looks like there are other less expensive suppliers—like Teaspring.

Harfatum

I definitely like the description on Teaspring’s Bi Luo Chun hong cha page. It sounds like it could be similar, although I don’t see any specific indication that they are the same.

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Stephanie

Do you think that maybe “Copper Knot” is the same as “Bi Luo Chun” tea? If it is, it looks like there are other less expensive suppliers—like Teaspring.

Harfatum

I definitely like the description on Teaspring’s Bi Luo Chun hong cha page. It sounds like it could be similar, although I don’t see any specific indication that they are the same.

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I work as a web coder guy. I eat primal/paleo; I love math, science, gaming, and of course tea. I’ve been drinking tea since I was 3! I started with looseleaf in 2004 and have had lots of fun trying all sorts of new things since then.

I mostly drink black tea, and that usually with milk and sugar. I also enjoy, in more or less descending order:

cooked puers
rooibos, lighter greens, oolongs
whites, raw puers
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