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GABA Dragon Oolong 02

GABA Dragon Oolong

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GABA is an amino acid that is produced by the human body. GABA stands for Gamma-aminobutyric acid. Its main function is to inhibit the firing of neurons in the brain. Because of this inhibitory function, GABA sends messages to the brain, spinal cord, heart, lungs, and kidneys to slow down. This means that GABA is an anti-stress, anti-anxiety, calming and relaxing nutrient.

GABA tea was discovered by Japanese scientists more than 20 years ago. They were attempting to preserve various foods and in the process discovered that tea leaves exposed to nitrogen increased by tenfold the natural levels of GABA. Since then, GABA tea has become a standard part of the Japanese diet. The Japanese believe that GABA tea has calming properties and other health benefits.

Production: GABA tea production involves exposing fresh tea leaves to nitrogen instead of oxygen. The nitrogen-rich atmosphere enhances the natural GABA which is found in tea leaves. 

Benefits:

GABA tea is said to be beneficial in reducing high blood pressure. It helps the muscles that line the blood vessels to relax and thus increase blood flow. It is also thought to play a role in anxiety reduction and stress relief. According to reports, it has no side effects and is non-addictive. Many Japanese include GABA tea in their daily diet.

Taste:

The taste of this tea may surprise you at first, but this effect will quickly turn to enthusiasm. The pleasing flavour of GABA tea can be enjoyed either hot or cold.

Brewing:

This Oolong tea is suitable any kind of tea pot, but we suggested clay tea pot suits much better.

Brewing methods:

2 Brewing methods:
  1. Traditional KungFu Tea:
    1. Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 4-6 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out.
    2. Then pour boiling water (100°C / 212°F) and cover tea pot for 25-35 second for first serving, the tea must totally separate after time out.
    3. Next infusion can be add extra 10-20 sec on each, up till 5 to 6 infusions.
  2. Regular big teapot:
    1. Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 6-8 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out.
    2. Then pour boiling water (100°C / 212°F) and cover tea pot for 2-3 minutes for first serving, the tea must totally separate after time out.
    3. Next infusion can be add extra 1 min on each, only up till 2 to 3 infusions.

Additional information:

This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can you can vary brewing time from 20 sec to 5 minutes.

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.

Origin:

Taiwan

 Harvest/Produced:

2019

 

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