Alishan GABA Oolong Taiwan 50g
Alishan Gaba Oolong Taiwan - 50g
Tea and more Grand Cru Selection
by Mountain Stream Teas (Matt Hopkins), Taiwan
Creamy, rich fruit leather and sweet black raisins are the dominant flavor for this tea that has quite a high concentration of GABA. If you enjoy the feeling that GABA tea gives you, you will enjoy this one!
Region: Alishan, Meishan District, Nantou County, Taiwan
Oxidization: GABA Oxygen Free Fermentation Process
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 200ml, ~95c water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.
Western Style: 3g (2 tea spoons) per 100ml, ~95c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps
Benefits of GABA Tea
GABA is an amino acid naturally occurring in the brain that helps neurons communicate effectively. It’s also a health supplement that can be taken to help the brain function optimally. GABA tea is made from freshly picked tea leaves that are processed and fermented in anaerobic conditions.
This leads to a high accumulation of GABA in the tea leaves, resulting in a tea with a distinct flavor that’s tangy and umami when brewed, and includes a number of purported health benefits.
There are many ways to benefit from GABA tea, but the tea alone cannot treat major health conditions and diseases. If you have any concerns, stay on the safe side and speak to a licensed physician.
- Helps with depression and anxiety
Consuming high levels of GABA can enhance the GABA receptor in the brain and may improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. According to studies, it’s possible that low GABA levels in the blood are linked to depression. A lack of GABA in the body could lead to an increase in related conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, sugar cravings, memory disorders, sensory disturbances, and other illnesses.
- Calms the nervous system and relieves stress
It’s possible that GABA tea inhibits nerve activity, which could help with sleep problems and promote relaxation. The amino acid GABA functions as an inhibitor in our bodies, and having a more balanced level can lower the activity of the central nervous system and reduce stress.
- Helps manage insomnia
GABA tea can act as a natural sedative without being addictive. The GABA receptors in our brains favor sleep, and when there is less GABA in our bodies, we’re more likely to have trouble sleeping. That’s why GABA, especially when mixed with L-theanine (found in green tea), helps with insomnia, and encourages a deeper, longer, better quality sleep.
- Affects the body in positive ways
Some studies have shown GABA can enhance mental concentration and physical performance. The alanine in GABA can stimulate the growth hormone Somatropin and trigger rapid muscle building, fat burning and more. GABA may be able to reduce sensitivity to pain as well, and there are some studies on how it may help people with diabetes, Parkinson’s and epilepsy. However, it’s important to note that consuming high levels of GABA may have adverse effects, so it’s important to talk to a doctor if you have any known medical conditions.
- Reduces high blood pressure
GABA is known to reduce high blood pressure or hypertension. Research from Japan shows that the levels of theanine present in the tea can help support the balancing of blood pressure and the heart and circulatory system. Scientific studies have shown that patients treated with GABA significantly lowered their blood pressure in a short amount of time.