2012 Spring Zhengyan Imperial Tie Luo Han(Iron Arhart) Wuyi Rock Tea(High-roasted)

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Popcorn, Raisins, Rice Pudding, Sweet
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  • “I’m not sure that this is the same tea that I’m drinking. It’s an Iron Arhat from Jk Tea, kindly swapped/given by Phi. Anyway, this tea is good. However, I cannot place words to how good it is...” Read full tasting note

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Tie Luo Han(Iron Arhart), is one of the oldest tea variety growing in Wuyi mountain, which can be dated back to Song Dynasty(1000 years ago).

Our Tie Luo Han is high-roasted from Zhengyan growing areas. For the several first infusion, the charcoal baking aroma is obvious, which is quite enjoyable and chased after by many heavy tea-drinkers.Like many other Wuyi rock tea, it has very strong mineral taste, and strong tongue-coating feeling. It enjoys very pleasing floral aroma and long-lasting flavor in the brewed vessel.

All of our Wuyi rock tea is baked extremely slowly by charcoal, and only arrive in the market in August of every year. So the new Wuyi rock tea still has a little bit charcoal feeling in taste. As the tea breathe under the air, the charcoal aroma will disappear slowly and the tea’s original taste and aroma will come out.

All of medium to high-roasted Wuyi rock tea can be stored for over 2-3 years.

Harvest time: 2012 Spring

Shape: tight bar-shaped tea leaves

Dried tea color: bloom dark brown color

Aroma: natural and fresh unique floral aroma

Tea soup color: bright golden yellow

Taste: freshness, mellow, thickness, unique flower taste with heavy tongue-coating feeling

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I’m not sure that this is the same tea that I’m drinking. It’s an Iron Arhat from Jk Tea, kindly swapped/given by Phi.

Anyway, this tea is good. However, I cannot place words to how good it is because it literally blew my mind. I pleaded with the wife to try this and tell me what she thought. We both pondered as we sipped, unsure what to call it (the taste).

So….We both came to the conclusion that it smells like collard greens & overcooked (not burnt) rice pudding. The flavor reminded us of rice pudding with caramelized/crystallized sugar from the raisins, with a hint of burnt popcorn.

Maybe that’s not correct, but it is 1 A.M. and I’m tired. Perhaps I’ll give this another go in the A.M., once I’ve rested and have had lucid dreams where I allow myself to escape the confines of Wonka’s hellish factory (a dream series in which I’ve been having lately) via the Wonkavator; that doesn’t go out and beyond, but further in….(Seriously, tea before bed results in fascinating, but very terrifying dreams; which my mind must solve an endless nightly puzzle as to how I must escape Wonka’s factory; or how I must compose the greatest musical about a story I’m currently working on about a boy who saves the world in a way in which I cannot disclose because it involves me exposing the story entirely).

Anyway, time for bed now….More to come soon….?

Flavors: Popcorn, Raisins, Rice Pudding, Sweet


Ooh I got some from Phi too. now I need to try it!


Let me know what you thought of it. It’s too complex at 1 A.M. to pinpoint one or several exact flavors. haha


:P Will do

Daylon R Thomas

You too? I’ve had a dream where I was with a young Elizabeth the second shooting zombies with a lock on game cam after drinking tea, binge-watching crown, and drinking some oolong…never mind the Queen herself drinks Twinings breakfast only with cream.


Yay I am glad you like it! I think it was the 2014 version I sent . but it should be the same tea as this.


Problem is, I don’t know why I’m trying to escape Wonka’s factory. That’s the mystery of it all, I suppose. Run from the Ompalompas, take the Wonkavator to the next level, and keep running.

Whatever year it is, I really like it. Thank you again!

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