GABA oolong tea
Rich and deep GABA (佳叶龙茶) oolong with an interesting twist in the end.
Round and warming tea with the taste of apple, red-grapes and cinnamon; it has a prominent fragrance that remains until the very last sips. One can notice the slightly fermented flavours usually found in GABA, however now in a much softer way. Besides, there is another lightsome taste between sour and sweet. The reason for this is that a small insect, a leafhopper, pinched the leaves, adding a little extra flavour to the tea. This is the very same insect responsible for the unique flavour of the famous Oriental Beauty.
Gaba is an oxygen-free fermentation technique, developed in the early 80’s in Japan. During this process of anaerobe fermentation, large amount of natural GABA, that is γ-aminobutyric-acid accumulates in the leaves. This compound is a very effective antihypertensive and has good effect on nervous system.
Taiwan, with its 400 years of tea production, is one of the famous tea growing countries. They are famous for their fragrant high-mountain oologs that are often rolled into small pearls.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 150ml.
Water temperature: 95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 3-3-5-7…seconds