Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香
Apricot Kernel 杏仁香

Ingredients

Oolong
Apricot Kernel (杏仁香, Xìng Rén Xiāng, "Apricot Kernel Fragrance") is one of the ten original lineages of Phoenix Oolong, from which the hundreds of varieties of Oolong trees now living in the Phoenix Mountains descend. In Chinese, the term Xìng Rén 杏仁 refers to both the seed of the apricot, as well the closely related almond. In the West, the seeds of apricots and other stone fruits are often referred to as "bitter almonds" in a culinary context. We have chosen to translate the name Apricot Kernel as such because the fragrance of this medium high-oxidized Phoenix Oolong has as much in common with the flesh of the Apricot as it does with the almond. Robust, fruity, slightly malty, and with a rich, nutty character, this tea receives a stronger charcoal roast than lower-oxidized oolongs, such as Osmanthus or Magnolia Fragrance. Apricot Kernel Fragrance can become bitter if oversteeped, but when skillfully poured has a dynamic fragrance and flavor that traverses a landscape of floral, fruity, and almond notes.

Tasting Notes

1.Sweet Fruit / Nutty
2.Vanilla Malt
3.Seeds / Cherry / Almond
4.Floral / Fresh Spring
5.This tea certainly did not disappoint! It was what I imagined Lo’s sweet fruit tasting like that Cal enjoyed in Clive Barker’s classic novel “Weaveworld.” Excellent book by the way! It was sweet and juicy, malty, and nutty. It had floral hints of roses and a rich taste like apple sauce. It was a delicious tea enjoyed under the sun with bright blue skies and family love!

West China Tea – Austin, Texas

We are importers of farm-direct Chinese tea and artisan tea ware based in Austin, Texas. We’ve been serving the Austin community with tea, tea service, and a series of ever-larger tea houses since 2012. Tea brings people together – our mission is to bring people together with tea.

$ 17.99
30g
Apricot Kernel

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