Incredible oolong tea from semi-wild gardens in Pinglin that grow fee of agro-chemicals. The leaves are from the Ai Jiao (Short Foot) varietal, originally brought by Fujian settlers who brought seeds from Wuyi a long time ago. The leaves come from the late spring when jassids of type Cicadellidae: Jacobiasca formosana (Paoli) have come and bitten the leaves, resulting in a sweeter, more floral and aromatic tea reminiscent of other bug-bitten teas like Gui Fei (Royal Concubine). This tea is both medium-oxidized and lightly roasted creating a wide range of nuances in flavor and aroma.
Origin: Pinglin, Taiwan
Harvest: May, 2016
Color of liquor: orangish yellow
Aroma: aromatic, olive oil, fruity, cinnamon, star anise,
Flavor: Smooth, lively, wild, sweet, honey, raspberries, sandalwood, persistent
Temperature: 100º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 1,5min; 2min