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Wild Garden GABA Oolong(2018 Winter Pick)
Wild Garden GABA Oolong(2018 Winter Pick)
Wild Garden GABA Oolong(2018 Winter Pick)

Wild Garden GABA Oolong(2018 Winter Pick)

Regular price $5.00

Wild Garden GABA Oolong

(Winter Pick)

 

##We sold out of the spring batch of this tea and are now selling the winter pick. Same garden, same tea masters and same great tea but this version is slightly different than the previous spring batch. Winter tea has harder, thicker leaves so there are a few more broken leaves and the taste is a little stronger with more sour fruit notes and a thicker broth than the spring pick. The difference is slight however and most wouldn't see a difference but we have noticed that many people love this tea and buy it again and again. The winter pick is a little different to the spring pick!##

**One of the more controversial teas that we have ever sold, this tea has become a bit of an enigma. Some people agree with the taste of raisins and stewed fruit while others have tasted plain potato or mint. We feel that the 2018 tea is even better than last year. Let the tea controversy continue and please let us know what you think! **

Most GABA teas are a little sour and ripe tasting after going through the unique oxygen free fermentation process. We have found one that isn't. Tasting of sweet, large black raisins this full bodied tea blew us away! Grow in the same wild garden as our Aged Heart White Tea, the sweetness of this tea is amazing. While the health effects of GABA tea are being studied we are happy to be in the early adopter group with this wonderfully tasting tea!

Elevation: 300-500m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: Qin Xin

Season: Spring 2018, released September 9th, 2018

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Oxidation: 40%

Region: Pinglin, New Taipei City

Recommend Brewing Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C water, 20, 30, 30 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 5-6 steeps.

Western Style Brewing: 3-5g per mug. 2-3 minute steeps. Lasts 2-3 steeps.

 

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e.k.
So delicious!

I couldn't believe how good this tea is. I can't speak to any GABA effects because all tea times seem to dial me way down, but I can say it's so enjoyable I want to drink it all the time.

c
c.
Newbie-Friendly

This is a very approachable tea that is subtly fruity and sweet and quite difficult not to like! I had 2 sessions of it in one day! :)

M
M.M.
Complex and delicious

A special tea, with very different notes from start to finish. The leaves have a very sweet smell, kind of like a dessert wine, and the taste varies from sweet potato on the first steeping to sweet raisins and flowers on the following infusions. Frutal, floral and sweet without being overwhelming. Also, thank you for the great customer service and the tea samples! I look foward to tasting them in the following days.

D
D.
Wow

This one totally knocked my socks off. Went in not knowing what I was getting into and I couldn't believe what I was experiencing when the golden raisin deliciousness hit my mouth. Really looking forward to round 2 with this one.

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K.
Wonderful Cup of Gaba

Looking forward to the 2018, review is for the 2017 Gaba. Very enjoyable and different. Got raisins, white grapes, apricots, baking spice notes, with florals through the first three infusions. Then the change to a touch raw/baked nuttiness mixed with a grape peel / stem tartness, a pleasant change through the seventh infusion. Looking forward to the next session on this tea and the 2018 one.