Taiwan GABA Oolong Description:
GABA Oolong is somewhat of recent innovation having been discovered/developed by the Japanese in the late 1980's. GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid is a compound naturally produced in the human brain and is thought to decrease stress and anxiety. Many products in Japan, and increasingly in Taiwan and other Asian countries are now GABA enriched as it becomes more popular.
GABA oolong is produced much the same as normal oolong (camellia sinensis, i.e. tea, naturally contains GABA) but with an added processing step in a nitrogen rich container, resulting in a much higher amount of GABA than normally present in tea and a distinctive aroma.
Our GABA oolong is produced in Taiwan and has a unique taste and aroma, having an orange-brown infusion, full mouth feel, light caramel notes and a touch of sweetness on the tip of the tongue.
Taiwan Oolong Tea
GABA Oolong Asian Style Preparation
Asian Style: Steep 6 grams of GABA Oolong in a medium size Gaiwan for approximately 20-30 seconds and pour off into a small pitcher and serve. Infuse 6-8 times adding 5-10 seconds for each infusion.
- Step 1:
- Preheat mug with boiling water, discard and refill.
- Step 2:
- Steep 1 flat tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
- Step 3:
- Steep for 3-5 minutes as desired. Experiment with slightly cooler water or shorter steeping times. Try one additional steeping if desired.