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In a world of constant stimulation, GABA tea is something to help you wind out. I've found this to be useful for cutting some of the edge off stress and helpful to blow things off easier.
This tea is on the roast-ier side so if you have had a roasted taiwanese oolong, it's similar in character but this is a bit sweeter. Super easy to brew and not bitter at all. Have a cup at the end of the day and BREATH.
If you've never had GABA tea before, I suggest brewing a light brew first to see how it affects you*. Start with a 1/2 teaspoon in 8 oz of boiling water. Let it brew for about one minute. Pour off and then let it cool to taste. Drink it slowly. If there are no adverse side-effects after this first tea session, you can start brewing it longer for a deeper and richer tea in later tea sessions. Just don't drink too much too quickly.
You can do some quick research on what GABA tea is: HERE and HERE if you want. A list of potential health benefits can be found HERE. GABA is found naturally in tea but "GABA" Taiwanese Oolong undergoes a natural process that produces higher levels for more effectiveness. In Japan, for a tea to be called GABA it must contain 150mg or more per 100gr of tea to be called GABA. This tea is about 279mg.
*Warning: It is always prudent to avoid taking supplements otherwise prescribed by your primary health care provider if you are pregnant, intend on becoming pregnant or are nursing. Too much GABA can cause an increase in anxiety, a shortness of breath, numbness around the mouth and tingling in the extremities. When you start taking GABA you might experience drowsiness or lightheadedness (so don’t take it before driving), and in some individuals, skin hives or a rash may appear. If you experience chest pains or difficulty breathing, stop taking the GABA right away. Talk with your primary health care provider before taking GABA to discuss the reasons why you want to start taking it and to get a clearer picture of how it might affect you personally.
Location: Nantou, Taiwan
GABA Count: 279mg/100g
Brewing: One teaspoon to 8oz. 195 deg. water for 4 minutes.