2023 Spring batch was made from rare Bai Lu, TTES #17 cultivar!

GABA tea? Very modern tea (produced since 1984) with important health benefits produced by special “oxidation” process where oxygen is replaced by nitrogen. This oxygen-free process allows to accumulate GABA from glutamic acid contained in the tea leaves.

This organic and unroasted GABA was “oxidized” in quite high level around 60-70%. Leaves are quite dark and very healthy and strong – thanks to organic cultivation.

In Poland, during Christmas time, we drink special compote (boiled fruits with some sugar) made from dried pears, apples and plums (sometimes even smoked dried plums)… and this tea tastes like that! Here you will find sweet caramel notes and high level of dried fruit aroma mixed with something spicy. Like pears in sweet syrup with hint of spicy cloves.

This is well made GABA oolong without almost any additional processing so you can really touch what flavours this kind of processing produces. I can say it’s comforting tea with no traces of bitterness, just dried fruits and spicy-herbal feeling.


Origin: Ming Jian, Nantou county, Taiwan

Harvest/Vintage: April 2023

Varietal: Bai Lu, TTES #17

Temperature of water and amount of leaves: 100 C 5-6g/100ml.

Suggested brewing method: Yixing clay teapot or gaiwan of low capacity. First, you should pre-heat empty teapot/gaiwan and tea cups with boiling water. When the teapot is warmed, then you put the tea leaves in. After smelling hot and dry leaves in the pot, gently pour the boiling water to the pot.  First infusion should be very short- not more than 15-20 second. We suggest to increase brewing time for 5-10 seconds in each next brewing. You can prepare at least 8-10 nice brewings!

Additional information


50 g, 100 g


  1. RedV (verified owner)

    This is a gaba alright. In the nose through a hot gaiwan the predominant notes are liquorish thick caramel (Baylis?) and white chocolate. Every impression is confirmed in the brewing too, with the addition of licorice and wet autumn leaves aftertaste typical to this type of oolongs. Amazing gaba proving that you don’t necessarily need to spend a great amount of money to be able to enjoy great tea if the sourcing is done by competent people!

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