Ai Jiao (Short Foot) is a dwarf oolong tea which originated in Jian Ou, in the north of Fujian province, China. And you may never know the famous TaiWan DongDing oolong was original from JianOu AiJiao Oolong.
Our AiJiao oolong is from one of the top mountain in JianOu, The average altitude of the region in more than 1200 meters, the highest altitude is about 1800 meters. There is lots of big Rock in that area, so that is why the mountain has been named “Shi Ta Shan (Rock Tower Mountain)”. Shi Ta Shan is the best region for the Jian Ou Ai Jiao oolong.
Our tea is from Mr Zheng, who is in early 30 but has been making tea more than 10 years, he learn the tea processing from his father and uncle, he is a experienced tea producer with passion and new idea.
Because of the high altitude, Rock and the experienced tea maker, this tea has a strong floral aroma, mellow but full body taste, hint of very unique cooling taste, long lasting and very pleasant after taste.
Region: ShiTa Mountain, JianOu City, Fujian Province, China.
Other Names: Shi Ta Shan Oolong, North Fujian Oolong, 建瓯石塔山矮脚乌龙
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 100°c (212°F)
Steeping Time: We suggest that you rinse your tea leaves before enjoying them, simply add water to the leaves and discard. This wakes them up and they are ready to go. For your first steep, we suggest a 30-50 second steep. For the second steep 10 seconds is best, simply add 5 seconds to each of your next steeps. This will allow you to experience the full range of tastes the leaves have to offer.
*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can be steeped 4 times.