Wuyi Tieluohan is translated into English as Iron Monk Rock Oolong. As its name suggests, it is a type of oolong that is bold in aroma and rich in taste.
Tieluohan is one of the four most famous rock oolong cultivars. The other three distinguished cultivars are Da Hongpao, Shui Jingui and Bai Jiguan. To be recognized and named as a distinguished cultivar is no small feat as there are over 800 named cultivars in the rock oolong family and with many more unnamed cultivars.
The best rock oolong comes from Wuyi Mountain and it is also the birthplace of rock oolong. Many oolong lovers ultimately settled on rock oolongs for two main reasons: the vast number of varieties to try as well as its intriguing roasting process.
Our Wuyi Tieluohan had undergone 3 separate charcoal-roasting processes, each taking 8 to 12 hours.
Tea: Oolong (aka Wulong)
AKA: Iron Monk Rock Oolong
Region: Wuyi Mountain area, Fujian Province, China
Plant age: Over 30 years old
Altitude: Over 1000m/3300ft
Harvest: May 2017
Aroma: Roasted, dark cocoa and floral aroma
Flavor: Bold, clean with notes of mild mineral flavor
Recommended Brewing Instructions:
Tea leaves: 2.5 (2.5g/0.1oz)
Water: 1 cup (230ml/8oz)
Brewing temperature: 100oC/212oF
Brewing time: 3.5 minutes
Tea notes - this rich oolong can be re-steeped for multiple times depending on your taste buds. For each re-steeping, add another 30 seconds to the previous steep time.
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