Gaba oolong tea is also known as Jin Bai Long (Gabaron) oolong tea, it is a type of Taiwan Oolong tea which contains a high percentage of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. Due to its highly fermentation level that more close to black tea, and also taste with both features of oolong tea and black tea, so it is also called oolong black tea.
Gaba oolong tea has undergone a special oxygen-free fermentation process, and as a result has accumulated GABA in tea leaves. The first discovery of gaba oolong tea was made by Tsushida and his collaborators, who studied the changes of amino acid metabolism in tea tree in 1987. Dr. Tsushida discovered that gamma-aminobutyric acid can be produced when fresh tea leaves are kept in the anaerobic state (anaerobic fermentation) for a long time.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba) has a good health care function, which immediately aroused the attention and interest of many scholars in Japan, and they successfully produced a new type tea in which almost all glutamic acid has been converted to GABA without changing the content of catechin or caffeine. They call it gabaron oolong tea or gaba oolong tea in short.
When gaba oolong tea was introduced into Taiwan, it immediately become popular. The good tea grown environment and high quality taiwan oolong tea also gives gaba oolong tea good raw materials.
The gaba oolong tea leaves come from the ecological tea garden in Alishan mountain area, where is always covered with fog or clouds, ideal for growing oolong, the good grown environment and good quality of taiwan high mountain oolong tea makes the gaba oolong tea get natural and good raw materials.
Gaba Oolong Tea Benefits:
Gaba oolong tea has a great health benefits, Gamma Amino Butyric Acid GABA is a naturally occuring amino acid that aids our body’s central nervous system, immune system, and endocrine system. Drinking gaba oolong tea helps increase the natural levels of GABA found in the human body.
Drinking gaba oolong tea is also helpful for lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and anxiety, lowering cholesterol levels, increasing mental alertness and acuity and aiding sleep.
How to Brew Gaba Oolong Tea:
To brew Gaba Oolong Tea, Yixing Clay Teapot or porcelain gaiwan is suggested to be used as brewing tool.
Brew in Chinese Gongfu Way：
Serving Size: 3g
Water: 150ml with temperature of 95℃-100℃
5 steeps: rinse, 15s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s.
Rinse time around 5s.