GABA Oolong


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, 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 Oolong is flavorful with a rich broth. Brews up a deep orange-red color, with notes of raisins and fresh baked bread. As the tea opens up, flavors of caramel, sweet potato and a woodiness start to show up. Mouthfeel is juicy and slick. Broth has a full presence in the mouth with a sweet aftertaste.

Complex and full bodied batch of GABA, this is a satisfying and very relaxing oolong!

Brewing Notes

Very forgiving to brew, and it does great grandpa style as well as gongfu style. Very suited to chilling after a long day.



  • Harvest Date - August, 2021
  • Harvest Location - Xinzhu, Taiwan
  • Cultivar - Qing Xin

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