Alishan Limited Bug Bitten GABA Oolong Tea - Summer 2016Taiwan Sourcing
Thanks to the plantation that's located in the deep mountain environment with opulent sunshine exposure, our GABA tea is produced from 100% Jin Xuan varietal tea plants growing in the Alishan area.
It is a rare occasion that we obtain summer oolong teas besides the oriental beauty, but this one, thanks to its bug bitten character, convinced us to offer it to tea lovers around the world. It has everything you could possibly want from a GABA oolong, but with a sweet hint from the heart-warming summer. Indulge yourself with this GABA oolong tea during a cold winter night.
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. Through a series of research, Japanese scholar Omori Masashi ( 大森 正司 ) confirmed it has a very powerful antihypertensive effect thanks to its extremely high content of γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) compared to other teas. 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, at once stimulating and soothing to the nervous system.
Harvest: Summer 2016 / 夏 貳零壹陸
Varietal: Jin Xuan / 金萱
Elevation: 1000 M / 壹仟 公尺
Region: Alishan / 阿里山
Fermentation Level: 30% / 分之 參拾
Roast Level: 0 / 無
Cinnamon aroma is really strong to me and I love it. It brews strong sweet rich nectar. The fragrance is strong and fills the space well. I found it very satisfying to drink and share with friends as well becuase it lasted many steeps
As an old dog that loves GABA oolong since it began drinking tea, this GABA oolong is quite special to taste bud. It has a very peculiar hint of oriental beauty, as said in the description, and that makes this GABA oolong a more enjoyable experience even it is a summer oolong tea!