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Formosa GABA Oolong

Japanese researchers created GABA tea serendipitously in the 1980's. Wanting effective methods to preserve tea, not fully oxidized leaf was exposed to nitrogen. The glutamic acid inherent in tea was transformed to Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, or GABA for short. This selection is notable for its broad and interesting flavor profile, with notes of mango, peach and guava. The cup has a creamy body with a pronounced, lingering sweetness.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3-4 min.
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Formosa GABA Oolong Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 5 reviews)

My favorite
Diana – NY – March 25, 2020

This has become my favorite tea; I love everything about it: the taste, the beauty of the leaves, the smoothness, the low caffeine - did I mention the taste? But for the thrifty I want to mention that I spend long hours at my keyboard, and after the first cup, I refill my kyusu half a dozen times , getting lovely flavor each time. Very thrifty.

Interesting oolong flavor
Jonathan – NC – February 13, 2019

deffinitely as one reviewer put it notes of butternut, not my favorite flavor but thats mostly a personal taste thing not a quality issue, there is a nice toasty roundness to it like butternut. didn't taste much guava or peach as some reviewers posted

Flavorful, Unique and Warm
Michael – IL – October 08, 2018

Immediately notable is a warm and strong slightly earthy smell of butternut squash to me. This cup has a creamy smooth draw with a sweet fruity taste that reminds me of mango, peach and something reminiscent of pear. I've never had guava but the rest of the description is spot on, so I assume it's guava. Absolutely fantastic. It's Autumn in a cup.

Perfect for late afternoon
Sarah – IA – March 03, 2018

Honey-sweet and mellow, with (for me) strong aroma and flavor of a winter squash; rich with notes of melon. Like sipping late afternoon sunlight.

A must try
Steve – CA – October 15, 2017

If you read my Milk Oolong review you'll learn I don't like "fragrant" teas, no less fragrant oolongs. This tea is definitely not fragrant, rather it's sweet and smooth. Upton's description is very accurate - you can definitely taste notes of mango, peach and guava. At lease try a sample.

Formosa GABA Oolong Review