Victoria wrote:I'm sorry I don't think I can even post a coherent thought on the Sun Moon lake from Upton. It was so horrid, I couldn't get down more than a few gulps. Definitely not for me. I didn't sense any wintergreen. Not to offend those who like it, it's not for me. As with all teas though, I'm glad I tried it, I love trying and learning about tea.
Wow - well that's too bad. No offense taken of course. I'm wondering how you brewed it though - did you try it a few different ways - gongfu or English style? I've only brewed this English style. I have to say that I also never sensed any mint but I thought that could be due to the English style brewing vs. gongfu. I also thought this tea was very "strong" - by that I mean that brewing it English style I only require a very little amount of tea for a 3 min. brew.
Victoria - did you mention that you also ordered the Sun Moon Lake/Ruby tea from CS? Do you still plan on trying it??
I found them to be similar - will be interesting to see if you do too nor not. On a separate note - what are your favorite blacks or other teas from Upton? I have a gift certificate to use there. Feel free to start a new post if you'd like.
Thanks for your honest opinion of the Sun Moon Lake tea.