High Mountain Gaba Tea - Lu Shan 150g
The term ‘clouds & mist’ refers to blankets of nourishing mists that develop in the forests and valleys each day and provide a lush, moist environment for the forest, birds and tea gardens. Lu Shan is blessed with ample water from the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang. Rich hydration results in sweet, tender buds and leaves that are filled with abundant plant nutrient and sweetness. The deep green color of Lu Shan suggests this rich, unspoiled environment. The long, thin leaves speak to hand-processing skills that are second to none. This is an extremely well-made tea.
Lu Shan tea has a stunning aroma – it is full of vibrancy and spring life. If one has never tried a Chinese spring green tea before, this would be our recommendation of where to start.
Flavor: deep, rich, abundant sweetness
Aroma: pure, fresh, vegetal aroma of early spring plants
Liquor: clear amber-colored liquor tending towards a light moss green color
GABA- Gamma amino butyric acid
Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system, balancing the excitatory effects of glutamate on neuronal activity. The inhibitory effects of GABA are generally considered to lessen anxiety, relax muscle tension, and have sedative-like effects. In addition, conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and epilepsy have all been associated with low GABA concentration or activity.
GABA has also been shown to cause a significant increase in alpha brain waves compared to control, indicative of a more relaxed state, as well as better concentration.
Increasing GABA activity is also a therapeutic target for many medications used in the treatment of insomnia, often by targeting GABA receptors. This has the effect of decreasing waking, shorten sleep latency, and increasing slow-wave sleep
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