Research has linked GABA to several health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and anxiety, lowering cholesterol levels, increasing mental alertness and acuity, reducing Alzheimer's plaque, fighting schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease, stabilizing blood pressure and producing better R.E.M. sleep. Further benefits include a good measure of anti-oxidants which are known to help prevent cancer-causing free radical damage. GABA oolong tea due to its ability to suppress anxiety can also help reduce overeating due to stress, thereby making it a helpful supplement in the dieting process.
The processing of GABA tea was developed in Japan in 1987. Researchers discovered that by fermenting tea in a Nitrogen-rich environment, the tea would develop higher than usual concentrations of GABA, anti-oxidants, flavanoids, catechins and polyphenols. Today GABA tea is a staple in Japan. The Japanese recommend GABA tea to their population as a natural approach to fighting the diseases that arise from aging. Many students also drink GABA tea before their exams to reduce anxiety and increase their ability to focus.
Our GABA oolong is instantly recognizable by its singular aroma and taste. The fragrance is herbal with the starchy sweetness of banana chips. Malt dominates the tasting notes, with a textured liquor. Re-steep potential is high, with cups beyond the fourth becoming simpler, sweet and smooth.
Prepare 3 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water(about half a cup).
For the first two steeps, 93°c water for no longer than 60 seconds will provide plenty of flavor. From the third steep onward it is fine to add up to thirty additional seconds per steep. This should provide between four and six re-steeps depending on the quality of the tea. For larger vessels (teapots of over 500ml) re-steep potential is usually lower.
The second dark roast oolong in our collection was crafted using organic, Taiwanese origin tea leaf grown at 1,400 meters elevation. The ...from $10.00
The second dark roast oolong in our collection was crafted using organic, Taiwanese origin tea leaf grown at 1,400 meters elevation. The result speaks for itself: the roast imparts a rich, malty flavor in the front end, and a coffee-like texture in the liquor itself. The use of high mountain...
The flavors of this tea are malty sweet, with an understated citrus finish. Like all good roasted oolong, the liquor has a mouth-waterin...$15.00
The flavors of this tea are malty sweet, with an understated citrus finish. Like all good roasted oolong, the liquor has a mouth-watering effect in the aftertaste. The second and third steep have less roasted flavor and exhibit more fruitiness. We definitely recommend steeping at least twice to bring out...
The newest addition to our collection of single-source high mountain organic oolong is here! We used our Organic Mountain, following our...from $10.00
The newest addition to our collection of single-source high mountain organic oolong is here! We used our Organic Mountain, following our philosophy of only using the finest leaf as a base for all our roasts, and crafted it using the classic DongDing-style method. This results in bold, unmistakable roasted oolong...