Premium GABA Oolong / Cui Yu / Tea #13 from Nantou (頂級翠玉)
- Region: Nantou County
- Harvest: 2018
- Availability: In Stock
This tea plantation for many years is owenershiped of sole farmer's family. This family were the first, who started to produce GABA in Taiwan, after this kind of tea and health impact were invented in Japan in 1987.
This exclusive tea was grown and harvested only by hands of this family members. This tea is for real gourmets and connoisseur and for exclusive ocations. Only first leaves are using for this premium tea. Each leaf is checked for a quality before and after drying.
GABA tea contains a high percentage of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, which effects on the nervous system.
About two weeks prior to plucking, GABA oolong leaves are partially shaded, which causes increased production of glutamic acid.
During the oxidation-phase of production, all oxygen is replaced with nitrogen gas, whose presence causes the glutamic acid to be converted to Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid.
Brew is light, golden emerald colored. More information about GABA tea you can find here.
Leaves: Leaves are greyish-green, rolled into small balls.
In spite of strong smell of dry leaves, this tea has very soft taste with astringent and grassy flavor.
Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 2-5 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out, then pour 225-250 ml of boiling water and cover tea pot for three minutes before serving.
Boiling temperature - 95°C (205°F).
You can use this amount of tea 8 to 10 times.
The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavor.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.
You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.
Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.