Tie Luo Han Cliff Oolong
Zheng Yan Garden - Shui Xian Dong area - Wuyishan National Nature Reserve
Tie Luo Han translates to Iron Warrior Monk. The tie luo han cultivar is one for "Four Great Oolongs" of Wuyi. The tea garden is located in the Zheng Yan (Wuyishan National Nature Reserve) which is where the most prized Wuyi Cliff Oolongs come from. IRON MONK's main feature is the full body thickness of the soup and the classic "yanyun," which is the rocky/minerality lingering effect of that Wuyi Oolongs are famous for.
This batch was harvested in May 2013 and has undergone a high roast 4 times back in 2013 with traditional longan wood charcoal to provide a medium roast. It was re-roasted in 2017. Now that the tea has rested for several years, IRON MONK has been rested, it's ready to drink now or can age longer to mellow out further.
Origin: Wuyishan, Fujian, China
Tasting notes: Smooth, Charcoal, Minerality, Slight Dried Fruits
Gong Fu Brew: First infusion: 5 grams / 100 mL / 100° C / 5 secs
Second infusion: 100° C / 8 secs
Then add 5 seconds for each subsequent infusion.