Alishan High Mountain GABA Green Tea - Spring 2015Taiwan Sourcing
Thanks to the plantation that's located in the deep mountain environment with opulent sunshine exposure, our GABA tea material comes the 100% Jin Xuan varietal from Alishan area with a incomparable quality. The result is a rich and grassy tasting balled green tea with a high concentration of GABA that is also vibrant and fresh.
GABA stands for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, and the content of this tea is aournd 400 mg per 100 grams which is higher than most of the GABA tea in the market. The GABA content adds a thick layer of baked sweet potato taste to the tea and is proven to offer the drinker a soothing or relaxing feeling. GABA processing, which involves shade growing and then nitrogen sparging was developed by the Japanese and later perfected by the Taiwanese. The result is a tea that tastes great while being both stimulating and soothing to the nervous system.
Harvest: Spring 2015 / 春 二零一五
Varietal: Jin Xuan / 金萱
Elevation: 1000 M
Region: Alishan Mountain / 阿里山
Oxidation Level: 0%
Roast Level: 0
Best Enjoyed Before: 2019 Spring
Fresh like a Jade Oolong but with that Green Tea chestnut and umami lingering after-taste. The GABA processing adds some sweetness and adds body and viscosity to the tea (something green tea often lacks). The overall experience is enlivening and calming at the same time!
Even though it is technically the lightest of our GABA lineup it is still rich and flavorful. All around the tea is very interesting because it seems like an oolong but the taste is more mixed with green tea qualities.
As an old dog who thinks GABA tea is an very interesting way of processing tea, this green GABA tea delivers an betel palm like note which will instantly turn into almond at the very begining. What follows is the pleasant green tea bitterness with a bit of bamboo shoot flavor.