Ginger Peach Oolong
Zhi House Blend Ginger Peach Oolong is as exotic and luxurious as it sounds.
One of our favorite blends, Ginger Peach Oolong is designed to appeal to all your senses. Our top quality Shui Xian Oolong, natural ginger root, and natural juicy peach pieces combine to create a superbly refreshing, aromatic, and robust flavor experience.
The ginger gives a hint of bright spiciness while the peach adds a touch of sweetness and softness. Ginger Peach Oolong is an outstanding drink, if we may say so ourselves, that also produces a jaw-dropping iced tea. Invite your friends, they'll love you for it.
This tea holds up fantastically to multiple steepings!
A little more about our blending base for Ginger Peach Oolong. We love the full flavor of the Shui Xian (water sprite), a 70% oxidized oolong leaf. This Ginger Peach has the pronounced robustness of our Wu Yi rock tea, but is a little less intense which provides a gentle base for the ginger and peach to shine through.
A great Shui Xian should support multiple steepings and have a nice, round body with a long smooth finish. You'll note that Ginger Peach Oolong has all these qualities with a distinct floral character that comes through as well. Ginger Peach is like a fine wine, the flavors are robust yet refreshingly fruity at the same time. Ginger Peach is the best thing for ginger lovers and the peach is something to remind you of long hot summer days.
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1.5 -2 teaspoons per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time.
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Gaba （佳葉） γ-aminobutyric acid
GABA is short for gamma-aminobutyric acid--a naturally occurring amino acid utilized by the human nervous system. GABA is known to act primarily as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the function of adult nervous systems. Not only naturally occurring, GABA is also utilized in supplemental form to encourage anti-anxiety and relaxation.
Because of its calming and soothing effects, GABA also lowers blood;pressure, helps control hypoglycemia, prevents anxiety and promotes restful sleep;To an extent, it also regulates appetite, which is helpful in maintaining optimal weight; All tea has health-promoting compounds, but GABA tea has the highest;concentration of antioxidants, including catechins, flavanoids, and polyphenols. Antioxidantsare helpful in fighting many types of disease including: cancer, Parkinson's, senility, drug-induced deafness, and Alzheimer's.
OTHER PURPORTED HEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- Reduced high blood pressure
- Promotes Mental alertness
- Assists with Weight loss
- Helps relieve stress and anxiety
- Reduces alcoholic withdrawal symptoms
- Helps to prevent and cure hangovers
GABA GABA tea was invented in Japan in 1986 when researchers were trying to find ways to preserve the freshness of raw tea leaves under a Controlled Atmosphere (CA), either vacuum or nitrogen-filled chamber. Somewhat accidentally, they found that the amont of r-aminobutyric acid increased significantly under such an environment. A 1987 paper further provided evidence that the liquor from the GABA tea can help alleviate hypertension by relaxing blood pressure. The GABA tea soon became popular in Japan.
The Japanese discovered that the levels of Gamma-aminobutyric acid [GABA] increase 5 to 10 times.