I’ve always found the Copper Knots, as I’m fond of calling them, to be aesthetically pleasing, which is what first drew me to these leaves. As someone who likes a strong pot of black tea, I find the Copper Knots to be particularly forgiving. As long as you let the water cool a bit from a boil before pouring it in the pot, you can let it steep a little more than recommended and get a robust, deeply flavored brew that’s strong yet not overly bitter. I’m actually bummed that Teavana appears not to be carrying it anymore. . .