Alishan GABA Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Orchid, Toasty, Vegetal, Bread, Creamy, Wet Earth, Cinnamon, Raisins
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Ethan Matthews
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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From Mountain Stream Teas

High Mountain Milk Oolong turned processed into a GABA oolong anyone? This rare tea from our new partner farm in the Alishan area is a real treat. Creamy, rich fruit leather and sweet black raisins are the dominant flavor for this tea that has quite a high concentration of GABA. If you enjoy the feeling that GABA tea gives you, you will enjoy this one!

Elevation: 1300m

Status: Agrochemical Free Farming

Cultivar: Jinxuan

Oxidization: GABA Oxygen Free Fermentation Process

Season: Spring 2019

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Region: Alishan, Meishan District, Nantou County

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps

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Homemade Advent Exchange Tea #4

This tea is delicious! It’s a really nice oolong with a good balance between toasty and vegetal. It is slightly sweet and creamy, but not quite a milk oolong. There is an orchid floral flavour in the background. I love that this tea is not drying at all. It actually is quite thirst quenching. No bitterness or buckwheat/tasoted rice that some oolongs have. It leans towards a green oolong but has a tiny hint of tastiness in there as well. It reminds me of oats.

Flavors: Orchid, Toasty, Vegetal

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Very light and just a tiny bit creamy. I’m not really getting the “fruit leather and sweet black raisins” promised in the description, though. It’s more wet earth and maybe a smidge of breadiness?

This is my first GABA tea. So far I notice no special calming effects. :)

Flavors: Bread, Creamy, Wet Earth

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This tea is delicious and the smell after brewing is simply intoxicating.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Raisins

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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