GABA Purple Grape

GABA is a “new” tea, relative to the thousands of years of tea history; fresh tea leaves go through an oxygen-free (anaerobic) fermentation that increases the gamma-aminobutyric acid (aka GABA) in the tea leaves. This is cool because GABA is a common neurotransmitter inhibitor in your central nervous system. Translation: GABA blocks stimulation of nerve cells so you can actually relax and reduce feelings of overwhelm.

GABA Purple Grape has light sourness, shades of berries, floral and toasted rice notes, and reminders of apple juice, 90s kids childhood vibes. The taste is smooth and gentle, just like its effects, which are mind-calming, anxiety and stress reducing, support sleep, and overall you feel into yourself.  Perfect to help you get into a restful state as the sun sets. 

Tea Details

cultivar: oolong, camellia sinensis
status: conventional  
method: handpicked
season: 2022
region: Taiwan

Tasting Notes

shades of fruits and berries
light sourness and floral aftertaste
slight roasted taste 
fresh, medium-bodied taste

Brewing Details

serving size per person: 3-5 grams or 1-2 tbsp
water temperature: 90°C 

gong fu style | small teapot 

amount of water: 150 ml
brewing length: 15, 20 sec, +10 sec for each steep after
number of steep: 6 steeps

western style | mug or french press 

amount of water: 300 ml
brewing length: 2 minutes
number of steep: 2-3 steeps

  • Relaxed

    A mellow feeling, like a compilation of calm, ease and tension release in the mind and body. Leaving you in a state of contentment, peacefulness, and inner stillness.

  • Winding Down

    Slowly disengaging from the world. Feeling less stimulated and gently transitioning into a more soothing state where your mind and body slow down. A sense of peace washes over you. 

  • Grounded

    You feel of this earth. Centeredness, stability and connection to the present moment. There is a sense of inner calm and slowness that allows a gentle awareness to your environment and emotions. 

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Stillness Collection

This tea supports your nervous system, soothing the body and mind. Simply the aroma produced from the leaves has a natural calming effect that can reduce symptoms of stress. The state of stillness is the gift of slow living and deep rest in our fast paced world.

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Benefits of this Tea

  • Relieves insomnia and supports sleep
  • Reduces anxiety, stress and overwhelm 
  • Improves mood and focus 
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Accelerates the metabolism