Item: Healthy GABA Taiwan Enriched-GABA Oolong Tea (Enhanced Version with More GABA) (Twisted whole leaf)
Pack size: 300g/600g +/- 5% (100g x 3/6, 10.6/21.2 oz) loose leaves in 3/6 vacuum sealed foil bags ~The packaging bags may vary from time to time.~
Expiration: 2 years
GABA is an amino acid that is produced by the human body. GABA stands for Gamma-aminobutyric acid. Its main function is to inhibit the firing of neurons in the brain. Because of this inhibitory function, GABA sends messages to the brain, spinal cord, heart, lungs, and kidneys to slow down.
GABA tea is an all-natural source of GABA. It was discovered more than 20 years ago by Japanese researchers looking for a natural method to preserve food. They discovered that tea which is oxidized in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere has a higher concentration of GABA elements than any other types of tea.
GABA tea production involves exposing fresh tea leaves to nitrogen instead of oxygen. The fresh tea is placed in stainless steel vacuum drums and the oxygen is deprived and replaced with nitrogen. The tea leaves are exposed to this nitrogen-rich atmosphere for about 8 hours. The temperature must be kept above 40 degrees Celsius for the duration of the processing. This procedure produces the highest concentrations of natural GABA. Once the pack is being opened, a strong dried fruity aroma comes out immediately. The twigs contain the most enzyme. For the healthy purpose, we kept the most twigs for our tea consumers.
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The water used to steep this tea should be about 70-80 degree Celsius. Use about 3 grams of tea leaves for about every 150 c.c. of water. A steeping time of about 5 minutes is recommended with more or less time depending on the desired concentration. As a rough guide, the higher the temperature of the water or the greater the amount of leaves used, the shorter the steeping time should be. The tea leaves should uncurl for full flavor.
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