Alishan Limited Bug Bitten GABA Black Tea - Summer 2018Taiwan Sourcing
This tea was with us back in 2016, and we finally have it again this summer. 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.
This is a GABA tea with bug bitten character. We are fortunate enough this summer to have our widely popular GABA tea series having some new character added by the great nature! Besides the already sweet and rich flavor, this tea now has the subtle hint of "nectar rhythm" in it, and it is even more obvious on the heavy black tea! We sincerely invite you to enjoy it with us in the upcoming winter weather!
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 10 to 15 days before harvesting and then nitrogen sparging was developed by the Japanese and later perfected by the Taiwanese. The result is a tea that tastes great, at once stimulating and soothing to the nervous system.
Harvest: Summer 2018 / 夏 貳零壹捌
Varietal: Jin Xuan / 金萱
Elevation: 1000 M / 壹仟 公尺
Region: Alishan / 阿里山
Fermentation Level: 85% / 分之 捌拾伍
Roast Level: 0 / 無
This is an explosive tea when brewed... It's so rich and thick with a nectar-like sweetness that reminds me of honey-dipped sweet potato mash. Very lubricating in the mouth and throat. The GABA effect is pleasant and relaxing. If you need to relax and don't want to be over-stimulated, then this is the best tea for that. 100% pleasant and fun to drink.
Very sweet and crisp flavors. This tea has nice medium strength aroma. It is easy to brew and easy to drink. If you love gaba black teas this will definitely be fun for you to try out. Enjoy
This is an quite special GABA tea. OK, not quite, but very, according to an old dog's tea sipping experience. It is definitely a GABA tea, but at first it really felt like a competition grade black tea. Only until it lures you further will you realize how mistaken you were. And as people know, summer is the best season for black tea making if you are looking for something quite thick and heavy, so this GABA black tea is perfect as a black tea as well! An old dog would really love people to share this tea and have a relaxing time with it, because this is a tea that is worth both of your time and wallet!