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This Gaba Oolong tea selection is produced from low-elevation grown Taiwanese tea plants. Know for a calming effect on the nervous system, this style of tea contains a high percentage of Gamma-Amino butyric Acid (GABA). A partially oxidized, nugget-style tea from Taiwan, it grows readily in the foothills of famed Mount Ali.
Tea plants are known to produce leaves especially high in glutamic acid. About two weeks prior to plucking, Gaba oolong tea leaves are partially shaded, which causes increased production of this substance.
During the oxidation-phase of production, all oxygen is replaced with nitrogen gas, whose presence causes the glutamic acid to be converted to Gamma-Amino butyric Acid.
This Taiwan oolong tea has a wonderful, soothing flavor, said by some to be similar to that of ripe bananas. It produces a caramel-colored, fragrant brew when steeped.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for my order to ship?
We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.
Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?
All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.
Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.
How long does tea stay fresh?
If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.
How long should I brew my tea?
Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!