This is a great tea to enjoy for its health benefits as well as the taste. This organic oolong contains 279 mg Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid per 100g of tea*, which is much higher than in other GABA enriched teas. It is a very easy to prepare tea, best brewed as small amount of leaves directly in the mug you drink from. Keep topping up with hot water throughout the day, this tea will last you a good while made this way. The taste profile is unlike any other tea, maybe reminiscent of some aged oolongs. GABA Oolong has a rich and woodie character with hints of orange zest and cinnamon.
GABA is an amino acid produced naturally in the brain which functions as a neurotransmitter. Taken as a supplement it is said to reduce stress and anxiety and help stress induced health conditions. Several small scale studies have been done on the effects of consuming GABA enriched teas to immediate stress levels and they have shown encouraging results, but more research is needed with a larger sample population to fully understand the effectiveness. Meanwhile, it remains the customer's choice and personal experience whether this tea has an effect on their health and wellbeing, or it is just a delicious hot drink to enjoy throughout the day.
*Inspected and tested by Hungkuang University Functional Food Research Laboratory
Origin: Nantou, Taiwan
Tasting notes: woodie, herby, warm, cinnamon, orange zest, candied apple.
|Gong Fu brewing||This tea does not require gong fu brewing techniques. It is very enjoyable brewed straight in the mug|