Organic Gaba Oolong Tea Lot 301

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Tobacco, Wood, Burnt Sugar, Fruity, Honey, Plums
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 g 5 oz / 155 ml

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  • “If you like oriental beauty, then GABA oolong may be the tea for you. It’s got that black tea-ish flavor which I don’t really care for. Actually reminds me of...” Read full tasting note
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    luckyme 137 tasting notes
  • “Drank some of this tonight; I’m not sure if I just didn’t use enough tea/didn’t steep long enough, but it really has almost no flavour. A bit like… celery, almost, but kind...” Read full tasting note
    kittenna 3065 tasting notes
  • “High aromatic when water is poured on the leaves, a smell of honey and different fruit notes caressed my nose. The taste was quite nice, sweet, fruity, slightly crisp, mellow with a smooth thick...” Read full tasting note
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    oca-ocani 22 tasting notes

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Organic GABA Oolong Tea, Lot 301
Our second spring tea of 2014 and what a superb one! Made by the same grower as our previous lots, but this time from a classic cultivar which renders amplitude and liveliness in ripe wild field berry notes. Our best Gaba so far!
GABA Tea is one of a rare bread of teas that was initially developed, not only for its resulting drinking enjoyment, but rather for its purported health benefits. If you are not familiar with this aspect, check out the info tab below. Now that this is said, we need to admit that the best thing about GABA tea is that it is wonderfully good in the cup! This tea is one of the most accessible, easy drinking teas we propose. The special, oxygen-deprived environment that increases the content of GABA while oxidising the leaves, also smoothes out the tannins leaving a crisp, slightly tart, but never bitter feeling in the mouth. The nose is all fruit, field berries to be more precise. As soon as hot water is poured on the leaves, a wonderfully inviting aroma of wild strawberries jam and ground cherries invites us to taste the cup. Generous and refreshing, GABA tea not only makes a beautiful hot beverage, it is fantastic as a refreshing iced tea.

Additional Information
Organically grown
GABA Oolong Tea
PICKING DATE
March 2014
OXYDATION LEVEL
Medium, Oxygen Deprived
ROASTING LEVEL
None
TERROIR
Baguashan
ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
Nantou County
PICKING STYLE
Mechanically Picked
CULTIVAR USED
Qing Xin Gan Zi
GARDEN ELEVATION
350 m

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4 Tasting Notes

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137 tasting notes

If you like oriental beauty, then GABA oolong may be the tea for you. It’s got that black tea-ish flavor which I don’t really care for. Actually reminds me of darjeeling, with a slight sourness and woodsy tobacco kind of flavor. Though I don’t normally use sweetener, I found a little honey helped take the edge off the tea.

As for its calming effects, I did feel this light almost giddy sensation afterwards followed by drowsiness. I don’t know if that was the GABA doing its thing or a placebo effect.

I’ve got my half-spent leaves cold steeping right now and am hoping it will taste better iced. Overall, this is not my cup of tea but I’m intrigued by the medicinal effects. I think underleafing and adding some spices along with sugar would help make this more palatable.

Flavors: Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
Rasseru

I was actually going to ask in the forum about gabalong – Ive tried one ‘ancestor mt honey gabalong’ and it is one of my favourites. really tastes like honey and cooked sugar. so nice. I was wondering if that was a gabalong trait and I guess its not!

Equusfell

I picked some up with my Tea From Vietnam order because I’ve been looking for a Camelia sinensis for right before bed, since I generally dislike herbals. It doesn’t sound like I’m going to like it that much either, but if it gets me drowsy and I like it better than chamomile (yuck!) then it will do!

LuckyMe

It does have a medicinal taste to it, but I can attest it put me to sleep faster than chamomile does!

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3065 tasting notes

Drank some of this tonight; I’m not sure if I just didn’t use enough tea/didn’t steep long enough, but it really has almost no flavour. A bit like… celery, almost, but kind of cardboardy? It’s strange. I really enjoyed the deep baked GABA oolong (that I have not written a note about), so I had high hopes for this. I’ll try again another evening.

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22 tasting notes

High aromatic when water is poured on the leaves, a smell of honey and different fruit notes caressed my nose.
The taste was quite nice, sweet, fruity, slightly crisp, mellow with a smooth thick texture.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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