GABA Tea - Tea that helps you sleep
GABA tea is great for people who do not want to stay awake after drinking tea. It does not go through the chemical process of de-caffeination but uses a processing method that uses the natural chemistry of the tea plant. The harvested leaves of a tea plant have to undergo oxygen-free oxidation for the chemical reaction in the tea leaves to produce a large amount of GABA molecules. In GABA tea, the amount of caffeine remains the same in the tea leaf under processing; however, the effect of caffeine is negligible when compared to the effects of the GABA molecules.
This single-origin tea comes from a northern cooperative in Taiwan.
We recommend the Gong Fu Cha brewing method for this tea as clay teapots enhance its flavour. You may brew this tea several times.
Gong Fu Cha Method: In a 200ml teapot, use 8-12g of tea. Brew with 85°C water (preferably filtered) for 3-5 mins.
Mug: Put 6g of tea in an infuser, brew with 85°C water (preferably filtered) for 2-3 mins.
Cold Brew: Use 12-15g of tea in a bottle with 600ml room temperature water (preferably filtered). Wait 5-7 hours.