So, I'm wondering if anyone has tried teavana's copper knot hong cha tea, and if there's anything similar but cheaper? or even better?
I find I like "stronger" blends, like irish breakfast teas or english blends, and adagio's yunnan jig is lovely but a bit basic, but I haven't tried the yunnan noir or any brand of dragon pearls.
Why I ask is I recently got some black tea from Ten Ren Tea in Chicago's chinatown, and it's very very strong, not just smokey or tobacco undertones--it literally smells like my grandfather's chewing tobacco! I do like the tea, but it the strongness of the tobacco-like aroma limits when or with what I can drink it.
I'd love to hear any recommendations!