Alishan High Mountain GABA Roasted Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Malt, Roasted, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Fruity, Plums, Sugarcane
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  • “Sipdown. I brought this to work to finish off and have liked it better. Once steeped, leaves are big and intact. Taste is plum and fruity, sugarcane sweetness with a full mouthfeel and thick...” Read full tasting note
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From Taiwan Sourcing

Thanks to the plantation that’s located in the deep mountain environment with opulent sunshine exposure, our GABA tea material comes the 100% Jin Xuan varietal from Alishan area with a incomparable quality.

This is a roasted oolong with about 30% of oxidation. It looks very similar to the not roasted GABA we previously offered, but the roast gives it a very peculiar note. If you are a fan of medium level roasted Alishan oolongs but want something that is able to calm your mind, then this should definitely be the oolong you are looking for!

GABA stands for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, and the content of this tea is aournd 400 mg per 100 grams which is higher than most of the GABA tea in the market. Through a series of research, Japanese scholar Omori Masashi ( 大森 正司 ) confirmed it has a very powerful antihypertensive effect thanks to its extremely high content of γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) compared to other teas. The GABA content adds a thick layer of baked sweet potato taste to the tea and is proven to offer the drinker a soothing or relaxing feeling. GABA processing, which involves shade growing and then nitrogen sparging was developed by the Japanese and later perfected by the Taiwanese. The result is a tea that tastes great, at once stimulating and soothing to the nervous system.

Varietal: Jin Xuan / 金萱

Elevation: 1000 M

Region: Alishan Mountain / 阿里山

Oxidation Level: 30%

Roast Level: 3

Aging Potential: Medium

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Sipdown. I brought this to work to finish off and have liked it better.
Once steeped, leaves are big and intact.
Taste is plum and fruity, sugarcane sweetness with a full mouthfeel and thick body. Juicy. The sugarcane really lingers in the aftertaste.
Thanks for sharing Daylon R Thomas!

Flavors: Fruity, Plums, Sugarcane, Thick

Daylon R Thomas

That one slowly grew on me. I think it needed age to settle lol. I am so glad it was at least a decent work tea.

hawkband1

I needed to steep it at a lower temperature. I’m looking forward to trying the GABA black once I find it in my stash.

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