462 Taiwan Gaba 2020
462 Taiwan Gaba 2020
462 Taiwan Gaba 2020
462 Taiwan Gaba 2020

462 Taiwan Nantou GABA

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GABA occurs naturally in tea

This tea is also called Jia Ye oolong or Gabaron. About two weeks before picking, this tea is partially eclipsed, causing increased production of glutamic acid. During the production process, all oxygen is replaced with nitrogen gas, making it basically a fermentation process. Glutamic acid is converted anaerobically to gamma-aminobutyric acid. This process was first used in 1984 in Japan

GABA is short for Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (gamma-aminobutyric acid) It plays an important role as a neurotransmitter for our brain. It is often referred to as nature's "valium. It helps our brain to allow neurons (nerve cells) to communicate effectively. This substance was first discovered by Dr. Tsushida Tojiro, a Japanese scientist.

GABA is one of the three bioactive compounds in tea (the other two are caffeine and L-theanine). While caffeine is a stimulant, GABA and L-Theanine both have properties that calm and mentally relax you. So this is where the expression that tea calms and invigorates comes from. A yin and yang relationship (something coffee doesn't have)

  • Origin: Taiwan
  • Region: Nantou
  • High: 1600-1700m
  • Harvest period: Spring 2022
  • Cultivar: Cui Yu (Tres 13)
  • Infusion: Yellow, amber
  • Flavor: Woody, toasty, sweet, floral
  • Caffeinated: Yes
  • Organically sourced: No

Recipe 12 grams | 1 liter of soft water | 95℃ | 2-3 minutes

Gaiwan or Yixing jar: 4-5 grams, 120ml, 45 sec, 30 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 50 sec.

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