Skip to product information
1 of 4

Acala Tea Co.

"Dancing Egret" GABA Oolong

"Dancing Egret" GABA Oolong

Regular price $5.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Every April, the ancient White Heron Dance is performed at the Senso-ji Buddhist Temple, which is thought to bring protection and blessings to visitors and their families.  Drinking GABA oolong is also thought as a way to bring protection and blessings to those who drink it.  GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) in our brains that blocks specific signals that cause anxiety, stress and fear.  Drinking GABA oolong is thought to produce a calming effect and slows certain brain functions, enabling it to reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and improve sleep.     

This is the go-to tea on days when you need an emotional lift.

Tea Specifics

Elevation: 400m

Status: Conventional, Tested Safe

Cultivar: TRES #17, Bai Lu

Season:  Spring 2021

Method: Machine picked, processed on site, medium batch

Oxidization:  GABA Oolong Processing

Region:  Mingjian, Nantou

Oolong teas contain between 10-60mg of caffeine per 8oz cup.

Tasting Notes

Rich, sweet, dark fruit taste, classic taste

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 3-5g per 100ml of purified water.

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Porcelain tea pot or gaiwan; or high-fired, high profile thin clay teapot.

Steeping: Boil water to 212F/100C and then wait for the water to stop bubbling before pouring the water down the inside of the brewing vessel, not directly on the leaves. Brew for 30 seconds, then replace the lid and pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Add 15 seconds for each subsequent brew. Remove the lid of the brewing vessel to allow the leaves to cool between steepings. Flash brewing in this manner ensures this tea can be brewed up to 5+ times and brewed again the following morning if left overnight.

View full details