Gabaron or GABA organic oolong tea
This unique oolong tea was developed through research in Japan that initially had nothing to do with tea production. In 1987 scientists were studying alternative, natural methods for preserving foods. This research led to the discovery that tea leaves exposed to nitrogen (rather than oxygen) during the drying process dramatically increased (by almost 10x) the level of a naturally occuring amino acid, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA).
Our GABA tea is produced by taking traditional Taiwan oolong tea bushes which are harvested by plucking the upper two leaves and a bud. The tea is then withered and in the drying process is placed in stainless steel drums for rolling where the oxygen is removed from the drum and replaced with nitrogen and maintained at a specific temperature in order to create the highest concentrations of natural GABA in the tea leaves. Organic GABA Oolong tea has a green oolong tea flavor profile slightly modified by the nitrogen processing that creates a slight honey/mango sweetness. Like other oolong teas, each cup of tea will allow for multiple infusions of the same tea leaves.
How to Brew Gabaron (GABA) Oolong Tea
Heat water and allow to cool slightly (to 190˚F), add one teaspoon loose leaf tea per cup (apprx. 8 ounces). Allow plenty of room for the tea leaves to expand by brewing straight in the hot water or with a large capacity infuser basket. Infuse the tea leaves for 1-2 minutes depending on taste preference. May be infused 2-4 times.
INGREDIENTS: Organic oolong tea. Origin: Chiang Rai, Thailand.