Genshin Impact Spices from the West event guide

Meet with a mysterious woman in Liyue to create special seasonings in the Genshin Impact Spices From the West event to earn primogems and other rewards

Genshin Impact Spices From the West event: the mixing pot where players create seasonings in-game

Want to know more about the Genshin Impact Spices from the West event? This is a new Genshin Impact event running as part of the extended Genshin Impact 2.6 cycle, since Genshin Impact 2.7 has been delayed indefinitely. It involves a new minigame where players create seasonings using specific ingredients, and even invite their favourite Genshin Impact characters for a taste-test to gain a companion boost.

A mysterious lady from Sumeru asks the Traveler to conduct some research on seasonings to see which ones work well in each dish. The Genshin Impact Spices from the West event starts on May 14, and will run through to early June.

Though this event bears a resemblance to the Of Drink A-Dreaming event which featured drink recipes, it appears the Spices from the West event is much harder. Players have to collect their own ingredients this time around, and must pay close attention during the cooking process as it’s easier to make mistakes. Here’s everything you need to know about the Spices from the West event in Genshin Impact.

Spices from the West Release Date

The Genshin Impact Spices from the West event will run from May 14, ending on June 7.

You need to be Adventure Rank 20 or higher to create Fragrant Seasonings.

You need to be Adventure Rank 28 or higher, and have completed the ‘Idle Teapot Talk’ to unlock the Serenitea Pot. This will allow you to invite characters for a taste-test of any Fragrant Dishes you make – see below for more details.

At the end of the event, all ‘Fragrant Seasonings’ and ‘Fragrant Dishes’ will be removed from your inventory.

Spices From the West – how to make Fragrant seasonings

Before you can start the cooking process, you need to collect all of the ingredients for each recipe. It’s worth picking up slightly more than the recipe asks for in case you make any mistakes. You only get a fixed number of attempts each day, and you need to be careful – adding ingredients out of the correct order automatically ends the cooking process.

Once you have all of your ingredients together, you can begin to create Fragrant Seasonings. The top of the screen shows the ingredients at your disposal – the item highlighted with a yellow box signifies which ingredient needs to be added to the pot.

The bottom of the screen shows a slider that moves forwards and backwards. Below the slider are a number of glowing spoons – as the slider moves back and forth, the spoons begin to disappear after each loop. If you run out of spoons before placing all of the ingredients in the pot, the cooking process ends early.

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Spices From the West fragrant dishes

You can use Fragrant Seasonings alongside Delicious Dishes to create Fragrant Dishes which you can share with your favourite characters in your Serenitea Pot. These dishes expire after a certain amount of time, so you do need to share them with your characters before they go bad. Rewarding your party members with Fragrant Dishes boosts their companion experience, allowing you to max out your friendship levels.

Genshin Impact Spices From the West event: the in-game menu where players pick their next recipe

Spices From the West recipes

We only know about two recipes so far, but a new Fragrant Seasoning recipe will unlock every day, for the first seven days the event is running:

  • The Secret of Cool – 2x Mint, 1x Snapdragon, 1x Salt
  • Where Earth and Water Meet – 1x Horsetail, 1x Mint, 1x Pepper

Spices From the West event rewards

Here’s a list of the rewards you can earn by taking part in the Spices from the West event:

  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Character experience materials
  • Weapon ascension materials
  • Mystic enhancement ores

And that’s everything you need to know about the Spices from the West event in Genshin Impact. Don’t forget to claim your free primogems as part of the 2.7 delay compensation scheme, and check out our Ayaka build guide, since her banner has also been extended indefinitely.