Dark Roast Tie Luohan

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Caramel, Cocoa, Coffee, Mineral, Nutmeg, Roasted, Spicy, Wet Earth, Wet Rocks, Wood
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Nearing the end of my verdant sample collection here. Dry aroma fits the description on the site to a T: Cocoa, wood, and caramel. The wet aroma (following the wash) is very… interesting. Very...” Read full tasting note
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From Verdant Tea

Tie Luohan (or Iron Arhat) is one of the four famous varietals that define Wuyi
oolong teas, making it highly sought after, with true Tie Luohan varietal in low supply. Often, these teas are roasted beyond recognition and sold as Tieluohan, giving the tea an association with dark burnt qualities. The Li Family uses a meticulously slow roast to bring out the varietal’s natural qualities – a balance of minerality, chocolate notes and subtle fruitiness. On the palate, this tea feels even and well-dispersed, hitting every point. As the tea steeps out, we enjoy a roasted marshmallow flavor.

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Nearing the end of my verdant sample collection here.

Dry aroma fits the description on the site to a T: Cocoa, wood, and caramel.

The wet aroma (following the wash) is very… interesting. Very strong aroma, you can smell the roast very apparently. It smells a bit like dark roasted coffee, with wood and cocoa notes. A rather spicy aroma as well, kinda like nutmeg?

First steep. The flavour is way different than the dry aroma. Very spicy with a light roasted taste in the background. A bit of wet wood as well, and slightly earthy to boot. Nutty as well. Drinking more in the steep, I can definitely taste minerality like wet stone as well. If I were to sum up this tea on the first steep, its a spicy, earthy tea. Also quite a bit of caffeine content, which is a great companion to a research article that I am writing concurrently with this tasting note.

Second steep is much like the first, if not a tiny bit stronger.

Third and fourth steep carry in style. Less flavour as steeps progressed, but spicyness and minerality is retained.

Overall a pleasant and ‘spicy’ tea, was not expecting this at all from a dark roasted oolong. I do have to say there was no fruity flavours as verdantly famously misadvertises with most of their teas, but despite that this tea is a very nice roasted wuyi oolong and it is not astringent at all. A pleasant tea to sip for a bit of relaxation, tipped with a bit of tangyness.

Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Coffee, Mineral, Nutmeg, Roasted, Spicy, Wet Earth, Wet Rocks, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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