Tie Luo Han
Level of Roast:
Last time roasted (the 4th) was in the week of 10th. Sep. 2018 year. From then on, this tea will be only refired when it get back some greenness in future months. Till now, it had been roasted twice by electrical heater and twice by charcoal.
TIE LUO HAN is one of the Si Da Ming Cong(四大名枞 the most famous 4 kinds of wuyi yancha oolong. Another 3 kinds are BAI JI GUAN, SHUI JIN GUI and BAN TIAN YAO. This tea is made from high quality tea materials and gradually roasted to this level of medium-heavy fired stage. Creamy tea flavor tenacious to lid of Gaiwan and cup. Aftertaste is sweet and lingers long in mouth. It is heavily recommended by us.
This is a very satisfying Tie Luo Han and, for the price, a real bargain. No hint of astringency when brewed Guandong style in a Chaozhou pot but excellent body and strength. The Gong Dao Bei smells intensely like salted caramel and sweet date candy after a minute or so. A little spice comes out in later brews, all in all, an excellent and enjoyable tea.
Thick liquid and deep warm taste nice roasting aroma on point and a nice sweetness
definitely a good choice!
This is an excellent yancha, outperforms many of my much more (like 6 times) expensive stuff. And not necessarily by winning side-by side comparisons. Some well rounded teas taste better when trying together. But I find myself always returning to this one, while the "better" teas lie undisturbed for months. It must have some magic others do not have. Do try if you are into rock tea.