GABA oolong is a specially processed tea which is flushed with nitrogen during the 'oxidization' process. This creates GABA in the tea leaves, the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in our nervous system. GABA oolong is said to calm the nerves and potentially has a whole host of medical benefits, which you can google yourself.

Although we don't search for teas for health reasons, we have been approached many times over the years about GABA oolong. It is now one of Taiwan's most famous modern teas. But before this crop, we have never been able to find one that meets our standards in terms of taste.

This particular GABA is much closer to Hongshui oolong than other GABA we've tried, meaning it is processed to a darker red color. The taste is fruity sweet with a prominent cinnamon note. The broth is smooth.


Picked 2018 Spring ~ Harvested in Lugu, Nantou,Taiwan ~ Qing Xin Cultiar ~ Conventional