Our Diamond GABA comes from famous LiShan (梨山) in Taiwan, LiShan translates to Pear Mountain, and locals say it’s because it used to be famous for its pears, before tea have taken over that is.
GABA oolong is tea that have undergone oxygen free fermentation process that greatly increases content of Gamma Aminobutyric Acid without affecting content of catechin or caffeine.
Human body normally produces GABA to bring your nervous system back to a state of calm, improve mood and even relieve anxiety.
Recent medical studies are inconclusive as to will ingested GABA pass the blood brain barrier, but in our experience it’s definitely very calming whilst keeping you focused.
Tests performed by two separate laboratories show this tea Gamma Aminobutyric Acid content to be between 197mg and 214mg per 100g.
Our Diamond GABA Oolong is made of material coming from LiShan and thus carrying “high cold” (高冷 - Gaolen) note characteristic for Taiwanese High Mountain Oolongs.
It is very smooth and fruity, works well in Gong Fu, Western or even bowl brewing.
Season - Spring
Roasting Level - Traditional
Roasting Method - Electric
Elevation - Around 2000 m
Picking - Up to three leaves