Tie Luo Han is one of the Famous Fore Wuyi Rock Teas and is also believed to be the earliest Wu Yi tea, with history records dating back to the Song Dynasty (about 1000 years ago). The legend says that original Tie Luo Han bushes grew near high mountain caves and this kind of tea was created by a powerful warrior monk with golden-bronze skin, who developed spiritual practices there. This is why this tea is named Tie Luo Han, which literally means “Iron Warrior Monk”.
Tie Luo Han has a unique and rich taste and a strong, fresh flower scent. Fragrant, with a hint of roasted cacao, thin delicious fruity aroma and a slight nutty taste followed by a lingering sweet after-taste. According to the historical data, it was an ideal gift in the Tang Dynasty and it was listed as a tribute in the Song and Yuan Dynasty.
One more great feature of Tie Luo Han: it can be stored for a long time. The longer it is stored, the purer fragrance it has; the longer it is stored, the mellower it tastes.
Tie Luo Han Tea is believed to help in a number of health matters:
- reduce cholesterol build-up in the bloodstream.
- burn fat and thus, may contribute to slimming.
- prevent heart ailments.
- can be used for treatment of digestive disorders.
- promote longevity by stimulating bodily functions and strengthening the immune system.
- promote healthier and stronger bones, protecting people from such diseases as osteoporosis.
- fight against tooth decay.
How to brew Tie Luo Han tea:
Boil water and cool it to 90-95°C. Put 3-5 grams of tea into a cup, and add hot water. Infuse tea leaves for 1-2 minutes depending on taste preference. You can vary the quantity of tea depending on your tastes. Each portion of tea can be infused 3-5 additional times.
- Chinese name: 铁罗汉
- Other names: Iron Warrior Monk, Iron Arhat, Wu Yi Tie Luo Han
- Origin Place: Mt. Wuyi, Fujian province, China
- Harvest time: May, 2014.
- Taste: rich taste and a strong, fresh flower scent
- Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
We also recommend trying Da Hong Pao tea.