I really didn’t buy this for flavor — more that I wanted the stress and anxiety reducing properties of GABA and I didn’t have any GABA teas around. One teaspoon of these tiny bundles is enough to unravel in an entire steeping basket. The flavor is quite different from any other oolong I have tried. It’s butternut squash and only butternut squash. Second steep? It’s summer squash and only summer squash. Third steep looks as dark as a black tea and tastes like a variety of squash. I was dreading it being a one note of roasted flavor, but I’m not tasting a roasted note at all. As regards the GABA, I think…. I was feeling the normal levels of stress and anxiety. I also slept about the same, so it didn’t change my sleep. Maybe my stress is too much for ANY GABA to handle. I wouldn’t use more than one teaspoon to find out. hmm… at least when I’m craving a tea with the flavors of squash, there is a definite tea for that.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a mug // 24 minutes after boiling // 1-2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 2 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Flavors: Butternut Squash, Squash