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Tie Luohan (Iron Arhat) Aged Tea, Year 1990
Tie Luohan (Iron Arhat) Aged Tea, Year 1990

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Product Code: TL-70

10 grams (2.1oz) -- $23.95
60 grams (2.1oz) -- $119.95

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Tie Luohan (Iron Arhat) is a very famous cliff Oolong tea produced from the Wuyi mountain region of Northern Fujian province in China.  This tea is similar to the Da Hong Pao, which is famous for its "Yan Yun", a source of energy to the body.  

The traditional Tie Luohan tea has a floral fragrance, and a strong robust taste with a little bitterness.   However, since this rare Tie Luoha has been kept for twenty years in Vancouver, the bitterness has been mostly smoothed down through aging. The liquid has a clear brown color and it has a special medicinal aged flavor which usually only exists in Pu-erh teas over 40 years old.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Tie Luohan (Iron Arhat) Aged Tea, Year 1990 August 21, 2013
Reviewer: Joseph Bengivenni from Bundang, Korea  
(excerpt from my blog)

A rich, sweet aroma rose from the paper. The first steep produced a rich, dark, but clear orange liqueur. The taste was much like the smell; rich and sweet with a soft herbal aftertaste. In traditional Chinese medicine, herbal and medicinal are basically synonymous, so its "medicinal" description made sense. After my daughter slowly gulped her full cup, her eyes opened wide and she exclaimed, "Mmm, tastes like chocolate." It does have a similar quality to the richness of cocoa, but much sweeter.

The first few steeps were consistent, building a strong, sweet, herbal aftertaste. After the fifth steep, the flavour, as well as the deep orange colour lightened. Where the initial colour reminded me of the color of roast-squash, I found the final few steeps had a faint taste of squash, though I wonder if this could be the power of suggestion.

All in all, this is one of the most interesting teas I've had.

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4 of 5 A unique oolong December 4, 2011
Reviewer: DBJ from Waverly, NY United States  
I really enjoy this tea alot I was expecting something a little different from your traditional reroasted aged oolong and I got it. Due to the really cool individual packaging and tin reroasting being unlikely. The tea still  caries its original flavor plus  a nice herbal aged flavor and aftertaste also I would assume the durability is improved.  I would order again.

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