Komatsu Naomi of Kanes Tea Factory always has the best tea in mind for the Japanese tea connoisseurs of Yunomi.life.
Working closely with their partner farm in Shizuoka bringing knowledge from researchers, Kanes Tea and their partner has achieved a very high level of GABA in this oolong tea.
GABA, or more specifically "ϒ-aminobutyric acid", is a component in tea created when it the leaf is incubated in nitrogen gas (an oxygen free or anaerobic environment).
This process is often referred to as "fermentation", but the term implies a change due to yeast or bacteria, while the specific process of creating the tea depends on the producer. At Kanes, they are not fermenting but wilting the leaves in a proprietary process to create this extra high level of GABA.
Many people claim this compound has health benefits, but we always stress here at Yunomi.life that this is unproven and may depend on each individual's body.
Tea: 5 grams. Time: 1 min. Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml
- Ingredients: Oolong Tea
- Region: Shizuoka Prefecture
- Harvest: Spring 2022
- Test results:
- GABA: 430 mg/100g
- Theanine: 970 mg/100g