Honeyed GABA Oolong
GABA translates to Gamma-amino Butyric Acid. GABA tea was first produced in Japan. The tea was created to introduce higher levels of Gamma-amino Butyric Acid into the brain to inhibit nerve transmission, thus calming nervous behavior.
Though, GABA tea was first created in Japan, the majority of this tea is produced in Taiwan. After withering, tea leaves are placed into a steel drum, all oxygen is removed, and the drum is flushed with nitrogen. This anaerobic and nitrogen rich environment increases the level of GABA in the leaves.
This year's Honey GABA comes from Shan Lin Xi in Nantou Province. It's been oxidized at around 90% and is unroasted.
Producer Mr. Wu
Elevation:1,100 - 1,150m
Origin: Shan lin Xi, Nantou Province, Taiwan
Harvest: October, 2023
Cultivar: Qing Xin
What we taste: Honey, Stone Fruit, Cream