GABA OolongFloating Leaves Tea
GABA oolong is a specially processed tea which is flushed with nitrogen during the what is traditionally an 'oxidization' process. This creates GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) in the tea leaves, the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in our central nervous system. GABA oolong is said to calm the nerves and potentially has a whole host of medical benefits, which you can read about on Wikipedia.
We have been approached many times in the past about GABA oolong. But we don't choose teas because of their health benefits, we choose teas that taste good! And this style of GABA tastes really yummy. It's processed darker, like a red water oolong, which amounts to a deep orange/red broth with caramel and ripe fruit notes.
This GABA has a deep golden-orange broth. The aroma is fruity, spicy and sweet with a tinge of a floral note. Broth is smooth and sweet, slightly more delicate than the previous crop of GABA. The aftertaste feels very clean on the palate, with a gentle rising sensation and sweetness that lingers in the throat.
- Harvest Date - November, 2019
- Harvest Location - Lugu, Nantou,Taiwan
- Cultivar - Qing Xin