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GABA Oolong

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**We have a very limited quantity of this tea available.  Once it is gone, we won't be able to get more until next year**

Large, rolled autumn harvested leaves from Xi Lai Mountain in Taiwan.  The Hao family are third generation tea farmers, caring for tea gardens around 6000' elevation. The aroma of the warm leaves is unique and visceral, soaking deep into the senses.  Steeped, the leaves unfurl into large, full tips, with an almost rubber-like thickness.  The flavor fills the entirety of your mouth, leaving a buttery smoothness towards the back of the throat.  Notes of soft, warm bread centers lathered in butter dominate the palate, with a slight undertone of asparagus lingering at the finish. The warming sensation and flavors remain at the roof of your mouth long after each sip, inviting steep after steep.  These leaves will keep steeping time after time and we have often found savory notes well into the 12th infusion.  Beyond the enjoyable drinking experience, this tea has a soothing effect on both the mind and body, which can be felt long afterwards.

If you've never had GABA tea before, this is a great place to start.  We've spent years searching for one that we loved and finally found it.  Instead of going through the oxidation process most oolongs have, these leaves are exposed to nitrogen instead.  This causes the tea to develop gamma-aminobutyric acid. These amino acids work to inhibit neurotransmissions within the primary nervous system, increasing relaxation.  The after-effects are calming and long-lasting. 

Harvest: Fall, 2022
Origin: Ren'ai, Taiwan



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