Pack 30g
Taster 5g
Pouch 125g
£38.78 (£0.31/g)
  • Rank

    Lots of wood up front, with fruit underneath. Beautifully balanced.

Iron Monk or Tie Luo Han is one of the famous 'Si Da Mincong Yancha' teas from Wuyi mountain. These are the four famous tea varieties from Wuyi (although there are many more excellent varieties). The other varieties are Shui Jin Gui (Golden Turtle), Bai Ji Guan (White Crest or White Cockscomb) and Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe).

These are the big ticket Rock Oolongs from Wuyi and as such they command higher prices. Sometimes these prices are justified but often you pay for the name and the good stuff gets sold in China. NOT IN THIS CASE!

We have managed to source a small quantity of fabulous Zhengyan Tie Luo Han with a rich and deep flavour. Zhengyan is the famous rocky area with volcanic soil where the highest quality Wuyi Rock Oolongs grow.

Origin Story for Tie Luo Han

A warrior monk with bronze skin discovered Tie Luo Han growing in a cave called Ghost Cave in Wuyi. Since the monk had such tanned skin the tea was called Iron Monk or Iron Arhat or Iron Warrior Monk.


Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
5 25 +5 10 0.8 120 +30 3

We think you’ll love:

Drink cold brewed tea or filtered water on the go with our cold brew system.

Mi Lan Xiang Dan Cong - Honey Orchid Oolong

Known as a doppelganger tea for its ability to imitate surrounding plants. Forest honey, sweet potato and orchid. Ripe pear with a rocky mineral finish and teasing acidity.

Da Hong Pao Qi Dan (Big Red Robe)

Dark roasted Wuyi Yan Cha (rock oolong). Charcoal caramel leading to cranberry juice soaked wood. Vanilla whisky, fresh tobacco and ripe apricots.

Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong

An unsmoked Lapsang that shows the true depth of flavour of this famous tea. Dark cocoa, charred bourbon casks and rambutan.