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GABA Oolong

(2 customer reviews)


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A Taiwanese Oolong from the gardens in Ming Jian, Nantou County. While GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is naturally found in tea leaves, this oolong undergoes a special fermentation process that increases GABA levels in the tea leaves. This technique was first developed in Japan in the 1980s. Harvested tea leaves are placed in a sealed container and nitrogen is pumped in to displace any oxygen. Over time, glutamate in the Camellia sinensis leaves converts to GABA.

Our GABA oolong is a sophisticated cup of tea. A light minerality in the top note, one is enveloped in warm notes of caramel, toffee and dried fig as the brew cools. Some drinkers may detect a hint of sweet potato.

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GABA is an amino acid that effectively blocks, or inhibits, certain brain signals associated with stress and anxiety. Lovers of GABA tea purport the tea can help reduce stress, insomnia, anxiety, and encourage an overall sense of calm. High levels of GABA are present in this tea as a result of the way it is processed. The glutamic acid naturally present in tea leaves is converted to Gamma-Aminobutyuric Acid (GABA) when nitrogen is substituted for oxygen during the oxidation phase. One can enjoy this tea for it’s mellow sweetness and silky mouthfeel. It’s an ideal first brew of the day to start your morning off right.

We recommend steeping GABA Oolong for 3 minutes at 170°.

Ingredients: Oolong tea.


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2 reviews for GABA Oolong

  1. Amber

    A great tasting, sweet oolong – perfect as is!

  2. Suzi D

    This is one of those rare, OMG teas. It is amazing! It reminds me of a Golden Dragon tea that TeBella had at one time. If you like traditional oolong teas, you should give this one a try. I steeped it at 165 for 3 minutes and the tea kept its flavor and color through 6 infusions. Delicious and remarkable.

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