100
drank Taiwan GABA Oolong Tea by What-Cha
460 tasting notes

Oh my glob. I had 4g of April 2019 harvest stewing in my thermos all morning. Incredible. I moaned during lunch, 6 hours after pouring hot water over the leaves. A coworker asked me if I needed a room. So Thick. So Spicy. Sweet and Fruity. Bought 25g so I’ll be coming back with details but I had to pop in to say

Daaaaaang.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 4 g 20 OZ / 591 ML
Leafhopper

I haven’t had much luck with GABA teas, but now I regret not buying this one in my recent What-Cha order.

LuckyMe

I actually laughed out loud at your review. Then I bookmarked this tea for a future order :-)

Kawaii433

I think What-Cha has the best GABA tea. I like this one but I also love the Vietnamese one!

tea-sipper

Kawaii sent me a bit of this… I will have to try it SOON.

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Leafhopper

I haven’t had much luck with GABA teas, but now I regret not buying this one in my recent What-Cha order.

LuckyMe

I actually laughed out loud at your review. Then I bookmarked this tea for a future order :-)

Kawaii433

I think What-Cha has the best GABA tea. I like this one but I also love the Vietnamese one!

tea-sipper

Kawaii sent me a bit of this… I will have to try it SOON.

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i am tea as you are tea

Some current non-tea explorations include alto sax, powerlifting, rock climbing.

If we ever meet for tea, I will definitely smile.

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Most enjoyment:

Wuyi and Taiwanese oolong, sheng and shou puerh, Yunnan and Wuyi blacks, Laoshan green. I also appreciate Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Darjeeling and Nepali teas, bagged tea and herbal teas/tisanes.

I take my teas without milks or sweeteners except sometimes chai and the rare London Fog or matcha latte. I generally steep a tea until it has no more to give.

I’ll try anything once because it helps me learn. Not opposed to well placed herbs, flowers, fruity bits and flavorings. Just nothing cloying especially banana, caramel, coconut, cinnamon or maple. And no added sugars, sweeteners, candy or chocolate.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

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