Tieluohan tea

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Tieluohan, 铁罗汉
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Type: Oolong

Other names: Iron Arhat, 鉄羅漢
Origin: Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province, China

Quick description: Light Wuyi Tea.

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Tieluohan (Chinese: 铁罗汉) 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 area in northern Fujian Province. 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.

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