We discovered this great Gaba Oolong tea (also called Gabalong) during our tea trip in February 2020 in the Alishan area.
The small family run tea garden is near Taiping also about 1600 meters above sea level.
The very high-quality Qing Xin cultivar is cultivated there to produce Gaba tea.
The fermentation process is carried out without oxygen, resulting in the exceptionally high amino acid GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) content in the rolled tea leaves of over 300mg per 100g of tea.
Without this treatment, the Gaba content would only be around 10 to 40 mg.
The Gaba content is 100% natural without any artificial additives!
This is how the tea tastes:
The taste of this special Gaba Oolong tea is reminiscent of a fruity dessert and dark raisins and creates a very round, soft taste in the throat. The wonderful taste of this tea is rounded off by a light roasting.
The leaves are curled as you would expect from a traditional high mountain oolong.
A rare treat for every Gaba Oolong tea lover.
GABA content: approx. 300mg per 100g of tea
Harvest Time: Handpicked in spring 2021
Altitude: over 1600 meters
Cultivar: Qin Xing Cultivar
The tea is delivered vacuum packed in a tea caddy
Unfortunately, these may have small dents from the transport from Taiwan to Germany. This does not represent a quality defect.