Iron Monk 正岩铁罗汉


Iron Monk is one of the teas made from the 4 famous rock tea bushes. The tea is made by tea farmers who are the 4th generation of tea families in the WuYi Mountain area. With it’s lightly floral taste mixed with the heavy rocks, when compared the Golden Turtle, a sharper taste is present in Iron Monk. (If we say Golden Turtle is the sister, Iron Monk can be seen as the brother of the same family.)
Colour: It has a mid-shine and is brown-green.
Shape: It is a long curl/twist-strip, and is also called “ back of toad”
Size: About 40mm.
Smell: Smells rocky, smoky and fruity.
Taste: Resembles seagrass, and is rocky, rich and powerful.
Teaware: Clay teapot , Porcelain Gaiwan

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Knowledge of The Tea

Origin Fujian Province
Making Process Withered in sun, withered in room, repeat oxidising with shaking many times ,pan-dry fried; rolled, baked till dry; selected, sieved, pile evenly, dried by charcoal.
Health Benefits This tea helps digestion and reducing cholesterol better than other teas.
Remarks This tea is great in any season, for any gender and age.

Oolong tea is called Blue(green) tea.
Oolong tea is a Semi-oxidised tea. It has the most complex making process from the 6 basic types of Chinese Tea.

It grows in 4 main areas of China:
1) Northern Fujian(Wuyi Mt.): It is also known as Rock Tea or Wuyi Rock Tea
2) Southern Fujian(Quanzhou): It is well known for Iron Goddess etc.
3) GuangDong(Chaozhou): It is also known as DanCong from Phoenix Mt.
4) Taiwan(Whole island): It is well known for its high mountain tea

Wuyi Rock Tea is one of the 4 main Oolong tea.
There are 4 different Wuyi Rock tea trees which are: Water Fairy (ShuiXian), Cinnamon (RouGui), Famous Plantation and Special Seed.
Local tea drinkers believe that:
-Regarding fragrance, Cinnamon(RouGui) is the best.
-Regarding the depth of the taste, Water Fairy(ShuiXian) is the best.
Famous Plantation is renowned for its unique taste from thousands of different cultivars.ex. Big Red Robe, Iron Monk, Golden Turtle, Golden Key……
Special Seed tea trees are grown from tea seeds, instead of using cultivars.It is also be regarded as wild tea trees.
Different areas have different quality teas due to its geographical environment. They are divided into Keng and Jian teas, Main Rock teas (leaves picked from the inner mountains), Half Rock teas (leaves picked from the mountain borders) and Edge of Mountain Rock teas
The higher quality Wuyi Rock Tea is made from the perfect combination of its geographical environment and process. Such a tea contains a fine fragrance, a clean and smooth feeling, a sweet taste after bitterness, and a long and live after-taste.

This Iron Monk is from the main rock tea area and bring us intense rock flavour and floral fragrance.

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