Tieluohan – Oolong of Fujian Province – Iron Warrior Monk

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Tieluohan (simplified Chinese: 铁罗汉; traditional Chinese: 鐵羅漢; pinyin: tiěluóhàn; pronounced [tʰjè.lwǒ.xân]) is one of the Four Great Oolongs and a light Wuyi tea. Tieluohan, all but unknown abroad,[citation needed] is the cultivar responsible for one of the four best known yan cha, “rock teas” grown on cliffs in the Wuyi Mountains in northern Fujian Province, China. Legend tells that this tea was created by a powerful warrior monk with golden-bronze skin, hence the name Tieluohan, which means “Iron Warrior Monk”.

The color of the leaf is an intense green and the resulting tea is of a lighter color. The taste of the tea should be full-bodied and supple, with gentle floral notes and the traditional long-lasting finish.

Description

Tie Luo Han is one of the Famous Five Wuyi Rock Teas and also believed to be the earliest Wu Yi tea; with history records dating back to Song Dynasty. The tea bush was first found in a cave (Gui Dong or Ghost Cave) in Hui Yuan Yan, one of the ninety-nine cliffs of Mount Wu Yi. Legend tells that this tea was created by a powerful warrior monk with golden-bronze skin, hence the name Tie Luo Han.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 2 in
Water Temperature

90 °C or 194 °F

Time of Infusion

1-2 Minutes

Amount of Tea

1 Tsp

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