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GABA-GABA-DO! by Linda Villano

Monday, October 13th 2014 @ 12:00 AM

GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) is naturally occurring in all tea (Camellia sinensis) however Japanese scientists discovered that when tea is grown in nitrogen rich environments GABA (one of the main neurotransmitters for the Central Nervous System) is significantly enhanced.

In addition to all the healthy benefits of tea drinking, increased GABA, which blocks certain neuro-transmissions, reputedly decreases stress & anxiety, helps to improve memory & alertness, aids in weight loss & acts as a natural sleep aid.

 

GABA Oolong

Origin: Nantou Province, Taiwan
Cultivar: Si Jie Shun


All good science aside, this tea's heady aroma & flavor is DELICIOUS ~ a medium to dark oxidation which is silky smooth & sweet with overtones of cinnamon that evolve in the cup & linger on the tongue.

~ Linda Villano, SerendipiTea

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LINDA VILLANO co-founded SerendipiTea.com in 1995 with Tomislav Podreka. With a passion for all things Tea, she oversees all aspects of the business; including client consulting, concept and design, staff training, sourcing and product development (recipe creations). Having grown up in a family of restaurateurs and chefs, she considers her role as a purveyor of premium teas & tisanes a natural continuation of her family’s culinary tradition.   Linda is a published illustrator and writer. Her illustrations appear in Tomislav Podreka’s book, SerendipiTea: a guide to the varieties, origins and rituals of tea, and she writes articles about tea for trade publications.

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