drank GABA Tea by Tea from Taiwan
236 tasting notes

GABA oolong
Tea from taiwan
5.5g, 130mL


Dry leaves smell sweet, a little bit of sweet potato? Having tea with a friend and they mentioned seaweed

First brew 45s: tastes like sweet potato. Slightly thick mouthfeel.

30s 2nd: leaves smell smokey. But also still sweet potato. Tastes similar.

2 min: very very sweet potato leaves smell. A hint of smokey. Sweet potato taste at first. Then a touch of bitter taste, then slightly sweet aftertaste.

2.5, 3, 4min: similar to before

Overall this was very linear, like drinking a sweet potato, but with fluctuating levels of bitterness depending on infusion time and sometimes a note of smoke and sweetness. The reviews for this tea seem to be all over the place (maybe the source has changed over the years?), but anyway. I don’t really like taiwanese oolongs to begin with (most have been pretty linear in my experience), compared to their Chinese counterparts, and GABA oolong is basically just hype marketing, so this was my first GABA oolong and will likely be my last. Will recommend for the novelty, but unless you really like sweet potato, I couldn’t see buying a ton being worth it.

Flavors: Bitter, Smoke, Sweet Potatoes

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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Just a chronicle of a stranger’s tea journey. Keeping old notes up to see progression, but no longer really believe in all of them. Trying to learn!!

As of 4/21/21, I will no longer assign numerical ratings to a tea unless it is terrible enough to warrant one. There are a fair amount of solid teas out there, and reading mildly subjective reviews from others > very subjective numerical rating that gets skewed by Steepster’s calculating system anyway.



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