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drank GABA Tea by Tea from Taiwan
2169 tasting notes

This is a tea I just had to try based on all the crappy reviews people wrote about it. ;-)

Now I can’t figure out if Steepster is just full of really snooty people or I am just not snooty enough? lol…

This is really not that bad. I kind of liked it… hee hee. Is it the power of suggestion? I really do feel more relaxed. I steeped this in the Ti xing teapot with around 180 water. I used 3 infusions of one minute each. This does not really taste like a typical oolong. I swear my tastebuds are tingling. It reminds me a little of a sheng. It also reminds me a little bit of Lipton tea. It does have a bit of an aftertaste that is kind of sharp and pungent, I assume this is part of what people are reacting to negatively here. Oh well. I kind of doubt I will get more but I might. It does give me a sort of pleasant goofy feeling.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec
ScottTeaMan

‘Cause that’s how you roll. :)) It’s cold here…gonna go have a cup or two of warm tea.

Dorothy

Looking at the other reviews, perhaps it just gets nasty if you leave it too long. Sometimes I don’t know if a reviewed tea is all that bad, especially when the reviewer doesn’t mention the steeping parameters.

TeaBrat

Dorothy… could be. I know some teas if they are steeped too long get yucky very quickly. Who knows.

ScottTeaMan

Maybe the people that don’t like it brewed it wrong. Hey, c’mon…….I said maybe. I’m just sayin’…….

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ScottTeaMan

‘Cause that’s how you roll. :)) It’s cold here…gonna go have a cup or two of warm tea.

Dorothy

Looking at the other reviews, perhaps it just gets nasty if you leave it too long. Sometimes I don’t know if a reviewed tea is all that bad, especially when the reviewer doesn’t mention the steeping parameters.

TeaBrat

Dorothy… could be. I know some teas if they are steeped too long get yucky very quickly. Who knows.

ScottTeaMan

Maybe the people that don’t like it brewed it wrong. Hey, c’mon…….I said maybe. I’m just sayin’…….

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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