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Formosa GABA Oolong

5 star average rating
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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.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3-4 min.
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Formosa GABA Oolong Reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 5 reviews)

  • My favorite
  • 5 star rating
  • 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
  • 4 star rating
  • 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
  • 5 star rating
  • 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
  • 5 star rating
  • 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
  • 5 star rating
  • 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

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