100
drank Taiwan GABA Oolong Tea by What-Cha
632 tasting notes

Oh my glob. I had 4g of April 2019 harvest stewing in my thermos all morning. Incredible. I moaned during lunch, 6 hours after pouring hot water over the leaves. A coworker asked me if I needed a room. So Thick. So Spicy. Sweet and Fruity. Bought 25g so I’ll be coming back with details but I had to pop in to say

Daaaaaang.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 4 g 20 OZ / 591 ML
Leafhopper

I haven’t had much luck with GABA teas, but now I regret not buying this one in my recent What-Cha order.

LuckyMe

I actually laughed out loud at your review. Then I bookmarked this tea for a future order :-)

Kawaii433

I think What-Cha has the best GABA tea. I like this one but I also love the Vietnamese one!

tea-sipper

Kawaii sent me a bit of this… I will have to try it SOON.

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Leafhopper

I haven’t had much luck with GABA teas, but now I regret not buying this one in my recent What-Cha order.

LuckyMe

I actually laughed out loud at your review. Then I bookmarked this tea for a future order :-)

Kawaii433

I think What-Cha has the best GABA tea. I like this one but I also love the Vietnamese one!

tea-sipper

Kawaii sent me a bit of this… I will have to try it SOON.

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Most enjoyment:

I prefer straight loose-leaf and compressed tea, teabags for ease of use and herbal teas/tisanes. My favorite teas come from all over including China, Taiwan, Nepal, Darjeeling, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Georgia. The only one that doesn’t do much for me is Ceylon.

I abandoned my preference reference in early 2020, favoring a focus on qualitative description and because everybody uses a different rating scale. I’m still comfortable toggling the ‘Not/Recommended’ button.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

Some things about me:

Endless curiosity and fascination have led me to wear many hats. Stubbornness and naivety have led me down dark paths. The restlessness isn’t improving with age but at least at 37, I’m finally aware of my nature. I have high physical energy and love being around people but am easily exhausted. My most recent caricature is that of an environmental engineering masters dropout working in retail electrical sales. An impatient woman with a knack for making stupid decisions, a lover of Jesus, science, art, beauty and language who happens to ride a motorcycle and bicycle, dabbles in sax, wields a chainsaw and drinks tea out of tiny pots. They call me “Trouble”.

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