Toasted, raw, or sprinkled with hickory smoke, salt or cinnamon, the almond is one of the world’s most popular nuts. Except, it isn’t a nut at all! It’s a drupe, a stone fruit related to the cherry, peach, and plum. Its original Latin name means “tonsil plum”. Aren’t you glad it was changed? Quirky names aside, almonds add a sweet nuttiness to tagines, salads, and it’s a nutritious snack. Just 12 to 24 almonds provide substantial manganese, calcium, vitamin E, potassium, and benefit hair, skin, and nails. Almond Oolong: it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Moderate caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes