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 medicinal benefits, although we'll leave that up to your own research.
We don't, however, choose teas for their health benefits, we choose teas for their taste. And this rich, red brothed GABA oolong is yummy.
This batch was harvested from a high elevation garden on Shan Lin Xi, producing a more complex aroma with tropical fruit and floral notes intermingling. This tea was processed with great skill, so there is little to no “GABA taste”. Sweet, lively broth with a clean finish.
The flavorful, rich amber broth doesn't get bitter no matter how dark you push it. This is a satisfying and very relaxing oolong!
Please note : The photo doesn’t represent the new batch. We wanted to make sure to have this tea available as soon as possible, but due to logistics we haven’t been able to take the new photo yet. It will update soon. Thank you!
Very forgiving to brew, and it does great grandpa style as well as gongfu style. Well suited to chilling after a long day.
- Harvest Date - September, 2022
- Harvest Location - Shan Lin Xi, Taiwan
- Cultivar - Qing Xin