Wuyi Oolong Ai Jiao “Short Foot” is a rare tea, commonly referred to as “Yancha” or “Rock or Cliff tea”. This varietal originated in Jian’ou, Fujian about 150 years ago. Later it was planted in Wu Yi and in Taiwan where it developed into Qing Xin and Dong Ding Oolong. It is referred to as a dwarf oolong because the tree measures 120cm in height, lower than other common tea bushes in Fujian. Its lovely twisted brown leaves produce a deep copper-orange liquor. This is a traditional charcoal roasted tea that has been stored some time to lose some of its roast and bring out its warm roasted cocoa notes over a fruity backdrop.
Origin: Mt. Wu Yi, Fujian, China
Harvest: Spring, 2018
Color of liquor: Copper orange
Aroma: cocoa, black chocolate, tobacco, mango, lychee
Flavor: cinnamon, roasted walnut, dark chocolate
Temperature: 100º c
Steeping time: 1min; 2 min; 3min; 5min