Gaba tea was invented in Japan by Dr. Tsushida and his colleagues from MAFF National Research Institute of Tea in 1987. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an organic compound, the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter of the human central nervous system. Thanks to a specific production method in an oxygen-free environment, the glutamic acid inside the tea leaf is converted into gamma-aminobutyric acid. Another very important amino acid you can find in this tea is called alanine. The main function of alanine is to increase muscle performance.
This tea has a hugely beneficial impact on the cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine systems.
There is a huge list of properties like lowering and equalising blood pressure, relieving the symptoms of atherosclerosis and hypertonic disease, increasing the rate of metabolic processes and the production of growth hormone, decreasing blood sugar, increasing brain activity, strengthening the vestibular apparatus, stress relief, relieving the symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression, improving memory and sleep, promoting weight loss and increasing stamina. Researches also show that Gaba teas have an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect.
The dry tea leaves have a light aroma with jam notes. Right after rinsing, the aroma starts to develop and you can smell some berry and bread notes. Deep taste with notes of gingerbread, dried fruits, and citrus peel. Silky texture. Sweet long-lasting aftertaste. The tea evokes pleasant associations of a village and a bathhouse. You'll find gentle motives of honey and cotton candy in your aroma cup.