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Xing Ren Xiang (Almond)

$36.00

Xing Ren Xiang (Almond)

  • 漢字 杏仁香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes floral, almond milk

    漢字 杏仁香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes floral, almond milk

    “Xin Ren Xiang” is often translated as "Almond Fragrance," though the aromatic character of the tea is quite floral, more akin to almond blossoms. As with our entire selection of Phoenix oolongs, Xin Ren Xiang was harvested from a 950+ meter grove on Wudong Mountain. This renowned cultivar is an authentic example of this region's unique tea culture.

    Traditional “nong xiang” oxidation, at around 25%, gives this tea a rich sweetness and complexity that captivates the palate and lingers on the back of the tongue.

  • Brewing Guide

    Phoenix Oolongs are complex and delicious teas, but are exceptionally difficult to brew. There are two approaches, the friendlier path on the brewing guide below will result in a tea that is very sweet and floral, with light honey notes. In Chaozhou, however, such a light brew would be considered much too light. The traditional method of brewing Phoenix Oolongs is to emphasize aftertaste and finish. This means a tea that is initially bitter to the untrained palate, but delivers a finish that is intense and persistent.

    To brew Xing Ren Xiang in the traditional style, begin with 5 grams of tea leaves in a gaiwan or small tea pot. Use boiling water to first rinse the tea leaves, then brew for 1 minute. On the second infusion, also steep for 1 minute, adding approximately 10 seconds to subsequent infusions. Brewed this way, the tea would yield more than 10 rounds.

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    Gaiwan/Teapot (6 oz.)
    leaves 3 grams
    temp 205 ° F
    time 1 min
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    Teapot (12 oz.)
    leaves 5 grams
    temp 205 ° F
    time 2 min
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    Infuser Cup
    leaves 3 grams
    temp 205 ° F
    time 1 min 30 sec
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    Tea Bowl
    leaves 2.5 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    shop gaiwans
    Gaiwan/Teapot (6 oz.)
    leaves 3 grams
    temp 205 ° F
    time 1 min
    shop teapots
    Teapot (12 oz.)
    leaves 5 grams
    temp 205 ° F
    time 2 min
    shop infusers
    Infuser Cup
    leaves 3 grams
    temp 205 ° F
    time 1 min 30 sec
    shop tea bowls
    Tea Bowl
    leaves 2.5 grams
    temp 200 ° F