GABA Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Cream, Floral, Sweet, warm grass, Vegetal, Grass
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 6 g 14 oz / 415 ml

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  • “Well, it was worth a shot. It’s a fine tea, but it just can’t compete in the world of Mandala oolongs. It’s just a little bland and undistinguished. Between that and the inconclusive research on...” Read full tasting note
    53
  • “Broke out a sample this morning. This GABA was a good choice as I was in need of calm. The liqueur is a light sunny yellow and it has strong floral & grassy notes. The finish is sweet....” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “GABA Oolong is like Milk Oolong’s older hipster brother. It has that same grassy sort of creaminess to it but it is more assertive with the bitter finish. Not unpleasant at all but a little too...” Read full tasting note
    79
  • “I was very impressed with this tea, its a very complicated tea in that it produces many different floral notes using the gaiwan. It was a medium oxidized tea which I found it was a nice balance....” Read full tasting note
    98

From Mandala Tea

Life begins for this oolong as an Anxi, Fujian spring-picked organic Tie Guan Yin variety. What makes it special is a processing step that exposes the tea to an oxygen-free, nitrogen-rich environment. Originally designed as a food preservation method, this process has the happy effect of boosting the naturally occurring Gamma-AminoButyric Acid content to over 350mg per 100g of tea. GABA is a neurotransmitter responsible for inhibiting overactive firing of neurons in the brain. It is the body’s anti-anxiety mechanism supplemented in the natural form through a drink that is healthy for numerous other reasons, as well.

And you’ll enjoy the flavor. The lightly oxidized leaves give only hints of floral aroma while really delivering on sweet, toasted grain. Some of the more distinctive oolongs have a brilliant caramel or orchid flavor that makes them perfect for a certain mood. This tea strikes us as a great all-occasions beverage because the flavor is such a smooth, integrated whole. Could there be a more pleasant and delicious way to experiment with GABA supplementation for a calm mind?

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8 Tasting Notes

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Well, it was worth a shot. It’s a fine tea, but it just can’t compete in the world of Mandala oolongs. It’s just a little bland and undistinguished. Between that and the inconclusive research on GABA supplementation anyway, I’ll happily stick with their others versions.

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Broke out a sample this morning. This GABA was a good choice as I was in need of calm.
The liqueur is a light sunny yellow and it has strong floral & grassy notes. The finish is sweet. Happy Monday teaples.

Flavors: Bitter, Cream, Floral, Sweet, warm grass, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp

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97 tasting notes

GABA Oolong is like Milk Oolong’s older hipster brother. It has that same grassy sort of creaminess to it but it is more assertive with the bitter finish. Not unpleasant at all but a little too floral for my tastes. I think I have to be in a specific mood for this one as I prefer darker oolongs or milk oolong.

Flavors: Bitter, Cream, Grass, Vegetal

Garret

Wow! That must have held up fairly well as we haven’t sold that tea in a couple of years. Nice!!!

graceatblb

Hi Garret!! It did hold up extremely well. It may even be a little bit better. It also kept me quite mellow during a long work day :)

I am also planning a very large Mandala order. I have had my eye on some of the newer ripe pu-erhs. Especially Rama Lama and Temple Stairs.

Garret

Those are both teas I drink tons of! Great to hear from you! Let me know if you have any questions. Grateful, Garret

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48 tasting notes

I was very impressed with this tea, its a very complicated tea in that it produces many different floral notes using the gaiwan. It was a medium oxidized tea which I found it was a nice balance. Very high Quality and relaxing beverage. I haven’t tried every sing oolong tea but this one is my favorite.

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It seems I am not destined to get early sleep tonight so I might as well have tea/ Picked this one in the hopes the Gaba will relax me. This is a tasty oolong with very little bitterness at all. It tastes better than last time. This time I gave it only a one minute steep. After a trip to the urgent care center because I was suddenly ill I need to relax. On top of that I had to take a cab there because I had already taken my Ambien for the night and I can’t drive on that.

I steeped this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 1 min.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
yyz

Hope Everything’s OK and that you’re feeling a little better.

TeaBrat

hope you’re feeling better!

Teatotaler

Wishing you healing and good health soon. Tea has seen me through a multitude of rough times – Keep sipping!

Tealizzy

Hope you feel better! Did the GABA help?

AllanK

I have been feeling better today. I am just hoping it holds. I was able to sleep so at least the tea didn’t keep me up. The GABA may have helped.

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