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「Yanyu」Oolong Tea・BeiYuanGongCha(北苑贡茶)- AiJiao oolong(矮脚乌龙)49.8g

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AiJiao Oolong is produced in Beiyuan Royal Tea Garden in the southeast of Wuyi Mountains. It is the mother tree variety of "Qingxin Oolong" or "Dongding Oolong" in Taiwan. Different from Wuyi rock tea,it has a unique taste, a mellow and sweet, and a slightly stimulating aftertaste.

Retail price in China: ¥488

Production date: May 12, 2022

Net weight: 49.8g (8.3g*6)

Origin: Royal Tea Garden, Beiyuan Gongcha, Jianou, Nanping City, Fujian Province.

Grade:Top Grade

Type: Oolong tea

Picking standard:1 bud, 3-4 leaves.

Dry tea: Smooth, moist, firm.

Tea soup: Orange and translucent.

Aroma: High fruity aroma, like peach; woody aroma with cover.

Taste: Mellow, Rich fragrant, with a cinnamon-like spiciness.

Wet Tea: Stretchy, flexible

Storage method: Sealed and placed at room temperature, cool, dry, no peculiar smell, dark place.

How to brew?

It is recommended to use covered bowl for brewing.

  1. After warming the cup, add a bag of tea leaves and smell the tea aroma
  2. Add mineral water above 95℃ to brew
  3. 1-3 courses of fast flushing and quick soup, 4-6 courses of soaking for 5-10s, can brew more than ten courses.

More about AiJiao Oolong:

What kind of tea is AiJiao Oolong?
AiJiao Oolong is a tea tree variety with a history of cultivation for hundreds of years. Its origin is located in Beiyuan Gongcha Tea Base in Dongfeng Town东峰镇, Fujian Province. It has strong adaptability. When planted in Wuyi Mountain, tea people often bake it with fire, so the soup is amber in color, mellow in taste, and has the charm of rock tea. It is often used as one of the raw materials for Dahongpao. Planted in Taiwan, it becomes Taiwan Dongding Oolong Tea , rolled into a ball, and the tea soup is yellow-green, sweet and delicious.
This AiJiao Oolong is made with the northern Fujian Oolong tea process and is roasted on a light fire, so the tea soup is orange and translucent, with a clear and long-lasting aroma, like the fruity aroma of peach, and the taste is mellow and slightly stimulating. You can smell the aroma from a few meters away when you lift the lid. Although it is  oolong tea that few people know, it is unique among many tea tree varieties and is very special.
Where is Beiyuan Gong Tea Garden in particular?
Beiyuan Gongcha Royal Tea Garden is the earliest imperial tea garden in China. It paid tribute to the four dynasties of "Five Dynasties Min", "Song", "Yuan" and "Ming", which lasted for 485 years. It is located on the southeastern slope of the Wuyi Mountains, with many hills, four distinct seasons, and a warm and humid climate. It can be said that "a mountain has four seasons, and ten miles have different weather." The average annual temperature is about 18°C, and the annual rainfall is about 1500mm, which is abundant. The undulating peaks and mountains, dense forests, the growth environment is very good.
In the earliest days, there were only two famous tea trees in the tea garden. One is called Narcissus, and the other is called Aijiao Oolong.
After it turn into a royal tea garden, it became very popular. Until Zhu Yuanzhang朱元璋 proclaimed the emperor, abolished tea cakes and only drank loose tea, and Beiyuan Gongcha declined.
The narcissus, which is also the Beiyuan Gongcha, was transplanted to Fenghuang Mountain by the Cantonese, renamed Fenghuang Dancong, and developed dozens of flavors, which are still popular today. However, after losing the status of royal tribute tea, Aijiao Oolong was surpassed by many Wuyi famous Tea and gradually became unknown. But in fact, its aroma and taste are not worse than the famous Dahongpao at home and abroad.
This tea is a rare short-footed oolong that can represent the style of "Beiyuan Gongcha". The dry fragrance has a full peach fragrance, and the tea soup is strong and fresh, with distinctive features.Cup lid has a light combination of woody and floral aromas, coupled with the cinnamon-like pungency of old tree fibers, it is indeed a tribute to the spirit of the year.

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