Appearance & Taste
The tea leaves of the Wuyi Tie Luo Han are long, tight and slightly twisted. The colour is dark but glossy. Tie Luo Han is famous for its extraordinary mellow, thick, and supple taste, with a hidden delicate hint of floral fragrance. There is also a special Chinese medicine taste and because that it was roasted by charcoal, it also has a burnt chocolate flavour. Last but not least, it also has a special rocky flavour. When you give it the first slip, you will taste bitter at the beginning but it will quickly transform into a very pleasant and sweet & lingering aftertaste.
This tea can be brewed multiple times – Even after the 8th / 9th brewing, it could still have a very lingering taste
Adjust the amount of tea based on your own taste
We recommend you use (Yixing) Clay Teapot or Gaiwan to brew this gorgeous oolong tea, with a tiny water volume of around 100ml – 200ml. Or you can also brew it with a normal size teapot with more tea leaves.
For simple glass vessel/teapot style:
Use 100°C hot water to infuse tea leaves for around 1-2 minutes. Re-steep for around 4-5 further infusions. (Adjustable by personal taste).
For Gongfu Style:
- This tea can brew for around 8-9 times.
- Warm the Gaiwan/tiny teapot with hot water; discard the water afterward.
- Add 1g Oolong tea for every 20ml – 30ml of water (recommend 8g of tea leaves for a Gongfu brew, adjustable by personal taste).
- Pour hot water (100 °C) into the clay teapot / Gaiwan, tilt it, slowly rotating it twice and quickly discard the water (this step is for waking up tea leaves and stimulating the special aroma of the oolong tea).
- Refill the clay teapot/Gaiwan with hot water.
- Infuse the tea for around 5s for the first brew. Please allow 10 more seconds’ infusion time for the following brews.
- Pour the steeped tea into a serving cup (also called a fair cup) and divided it into small teacups before serving.
- Rebrew-able around 8-9 times.
Our premium Tie Luo Han was produced from the Bi Shi Rock of the Wuyi Mountain scenic area, Fujian province. Bi Shi Rock is one of the ninety-nine famous rocks inside the Wuyi scenic area which located in the southeast of Lian Hua Peak and the west of Shan Bei Long Peak. The cliff-like Rock is on the side of the mountain road.
The silica-alumina soil with the weathered rocky surface there is rich in minerals & microelements and has very good air permeability which is good for drainage. The natural environment leads to the slow growth of tea trees which also means they can absorb the nutrient substance inside rocky soil adequately, which brings its unique taste.