GABA Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Butter, Floral, Smooth, Astringent, Char, Honey, Mineral, Tannin
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Valerii Levitanus
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec 13 oz / 377 ml

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  • “TTB #29 Before taping up the box to mail to Michelle last night, I removed a couple more samples that only had 1-2 cups left, including this one. I don’t really know much about GABA tea, but I will...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you to Tea Side for the free samples. I tried 1 tsp leaf (opened up into 5x its size at least) in 650 mL very hot water + a dash of soy milk. I would not reccommend drinking this with milk...” Read full tasting note
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This Thai Gaba premium quality has a potent, sweet floral aroma. In the taste, there are sweet plums and pears with typical GABA-tones. Even when the tea is over, It still keeps sweet floral bouquet that is characteristic of very expensive Taiwanese teas.

Thai Gaba tea is a natural product. It is produced from the whole oolong tea leaves of high quality, which are inherently rich in glutamic acid.

In the manufacturing process on the oxidation stage tea is placed in a special airtight tank with nitrogen gas and no oxygen, as a result of the glutamic acid GABA is generated. Using nitrogen instead of oxygen dramatically increases the level of this amino acid. So GABA-rich tea contains about 30-40 times more GABA then, for example, the ordinary green tea. It has unique healing properties and no side effects.

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TTB #29

Before taping up the box to mail to Michelle last night, I removed a couple more samples that only had 1-2 cups left, including this one. I don’t really know much about GABA tea, but I will say that this is a very nice oolong! It’s super smooth and buttery with a delicate floral flavor. It actually reminds me quite a bit of a green tea (except smoother), which surprised me based on the dark brown color of the leaves. Not sure if it actually has any magical health benefits, but it was a fun tea to try!

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Smooth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Thank you to Tea Side for the free samples.

I tried 1 tsp leaf (opened up into 5x its size at least) in 650 mL very hot water + a dash of soy milk. I would not reccommend drinking this with milk because it was weirdly floral and musty which didn’t go with the creaminess.

Steep 2, properly this time. Cooler hot water, a bit less water, no milk. This tastes a lot like a Thai honey black cultivar. I’m guessing this is an oolong that is heavily oxidized, similar to a black tea. But this oolong comes in pretty round balls instead of the typical long twig look of honey blacks.

There is some natural sweetness, it does need a bit of a longer steep to get all of the flavours out (or multiple steeps), some mineral/charcoal notes, some floral notes come out at the beginning but later now that I let my tea get cold it is gone. No bitterness but the charcoal minerals make it slightly astringent in the after taste.

This is a decent tea, and clearly very well prepared

Flavors: Astringent, Char, Floral, Honey, Mineral, Tannin

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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