Healthy GABA Taiwanese GABA Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong, Oolong Tea, Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Honey, Malt, Nutmeg, Spices, Sweet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Fair Trade, Vegan
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Thanks to Fong Mong for this sample. Up for tasting today we have healthy GABA oolong. I dont have all that much experience with GABA tea, and wasnt really sure what to expect. I started by heating...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Beautiful leaf with almost a copper complexion to it when you turn the leaf around. Giving a smell smell to the brewing liquid I expected a honey taste as it reminded me of a oriental beauty....” Read full tasting note
  • “Backlog: As I mention in my full-length article of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/01/03/taiwan-gaba-oolong-tea-from-fong-mong-tea/ Of the many Oolong teas that are out there, I think...” Read full tasting note

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Healthy GABA, Taiwanese Gaba Tea
GABA is an amino acid that is produced by the human body. GABA stands for Gamma-aminobutyric acid. Its main function is to inhibit the firing of neurons in the brain. Because of this inhibitory function, GABA sends messages to the brain, spinal cord, heart, lungs, and kidneys to slow down.

GABA tea is an all-natural source of GABA. It was discovered more than 20 years ago by Japanese researchers looking for a natural method to preserve food. They discovered that tea which is oxidized in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere has a higher concentration of GABA elements than any other types of tea.

GABA tea production involves exposing fresh tea leaves to nitrogen instead of oxygen. The fresh tea is placed in stainless steel vacuum drums and the oxygen is removed and replaced with nitrogen. The tea leaves are exposed to this nitrogen-rich atmosphere for about 8 hours. The temperature must be kept above 40 degrees Celsius for the duration of the processing. This procedure produces the highest concentrations of natural GABA.

Its twigs contain the most enzyme. For the healthy purpose, we kept the most twigs for our tea consumers.

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Thanks to Fong Mong for this sample. Up for tasting today we have healthy GABA oolong. I dont have all that much experience with GABA tea, and wasnt really sure what to expect. I started by heating a yixing with near boiling water, then putting the dry leaf in to smell. I got an aroma of honey and spices.

I decided to skip the wash as the leaves look pretty clean and open already and just go right for the first brew. The flavor is a bit hard to describe, honey, spices, nutmeg, malt and a bit of sweetness. It does have a few of the flavor profiles of bug bitten, but more spicey and malty. The liquor is clear, reddish brow, the color of whiskey or dark honey.

Second brew I got much more intense honey aroma and flavor, almost overpowering the other flavors and aroma. Also just a tiny bit of black tea flavor. Not really bitter or astringent, but a bit of the tea flavor of black tea, I cant think of another word to describe it. The liqour got a bit darker at this point as well.

Third brew is about the same color as the second and seems very similiar though the flavor and aroma is drifting from honey to malt. There is a teeny bit of astrigency in this brew as well. Some spice notes, and possibly nutmeg again. Tiny bit of coffee note as well, again a flavor I usually get with black tea.

This has been an interesting experience as I dont drink much GABA tea, so I didnt really know what to expect. It almost tastes like a cross between black tea and bug bitten. This tea type is supposed to be very healthy , lowering blood pressure and sugar. I do recommend trying this tea for yourself and seeing what you think.

Recommended.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Nutmeg, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Beautiful leaf with almost a copper complexion to it when you turn the leaf around. Giving a smell smell to the brewing liquid I expected a honey taste as it reminded me of a oriental beauty. Unfortunately, what I thought was going to be an amazing tea ended up having the second most funky taste I’ve ever encountered. The best way I can describe it would be oversalted butter melted and then mixed into some instant tea. It was one of the hardest few steeps to get through as the leaf looked so great that I decided to continue at least 7 steeps to see if it changed… no, still really awkward tasting; though I’ve had this same experience with another gaba oolong before.

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Sounds like a sad face producer.

Rasseru

yeah ive heard of gaba being funky. The one I get from imperial teas of lincoln is fantastic, just tastes like honey water. Amazing stuff

cookies

Yeah, I’ve had some really savory GABA. To the point they made me feel a bit nauseous.

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Backlog:

As I mention in my full-length article of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/01/03/taiwan-gaba-oolong-tea-from-fong-mong-tea/ Of the many Oolong teas that are out there, I think that GABA Oolong teas are the one that I probably have the least amount of experience with. I’ve only tried fewer than a handful of this type of Oolong.

This is sweet and nutty with hints of spice. It has a lighter taste and texture than what I would normally experience from an Oolong. It’s not as creamy as Oolong teas often are.

Later infusions were stronger tasting, with a well developed roasty, toasty sort of flavor that I enjoyed. Subtle notes of peach began to emerge and develop. My last infusion had a really pleasant development of the peach note.

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