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Tie Luo Han (铁罗汉)

One of the five famous bushes of Wuyishan. Tie Luo Han is native to ghost cave (鬼洞) in Hui Yuan.

Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea, p364[1]

Growing Characteristics: The plants are taller and densely branching. The leaves are oblong 8.6 to 9.3 cm long and 2.8 to 3.3 cm wide. The leaf body is flat or slightly inward folding. The leaf edge has small waves and the teeth slightly sharp and deep.[1]

Tea Character: The soup color is deep orange and bright. Spring tea produced from one bud and two leaves contains tea polyphenols 25.8%, amino acids 4.2%, lycophine 3.3%, flavonoids 0.76%, and water 43.6%. [1]

Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea, p365[1]

References

  1. Scans and figures from "Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea" pages 364 and 365.