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Green Tea

Organic Imperial Golden Buds

Fresh, Floral, Silky

Deliciously sweet, soothing and rarely found outside of China - a delicious floral Chinese green tea with a silky mouth-feel.

From £5.00
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Organic Imperial Golden Buds Green Tea


The Origin Story

Our Golden Imperial Buds were picked on April 2nd 2017 and processed in the beautiful organic Xialiwi tea garden in the surrounding hills of Jiande City, Zhejiang. Mr. Song, with whom we have been working for over 10 years, identified this particular cultivar growing wild several years ago, nurturing and experimenting with its cultivation and processing in his nursery. This year he has produced a whole garden of these delicate golden leaves and the results are quite frankly fantastic.

Experimenting with the processing method, we opted for an “Anji” style leaf, baked rather than fried, that preserves the natural fragrance and accentuates the character of the local, lush terroir. For us this is the pinnacle of tea innovation, pushing the boundaries of taste and terroir. Read Tom's blog on the different tea cultivars.

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Interlaced leaves of vivid green and pastel yellow, in needle-like sets with silvery grey tips.


Warming and rich herbaceous aromas.

In the Cup

Pale green-yellow.


Fantastically silky, smooth and soothing mouth feel, with mellow sweetness and notes of spring flowers and foliage.

Make the Perfect Cup of Organic Imperial Golden Buds


Measure 5g or 3tsp per cup (250ml)

Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 70°C


Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min

You can infuse this tea up to 3 times


Organic Imperial Golden Buds Green Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Christopher
    by Christopher
    Rating: 5 stars
    This tea is a marvellous addition to the Jing range. For me, it falls between the light grassy flavour of Anji Bai Cha and the deeper, faintly nutty taste of Dragon Well. Each of these is a favourite of mine, so it's wonderful to have a tea that adds to the set, but is still quite distinctive. Mr Song, with thought and careful cultivation, has provided us with a treat. Jing's suggestion about preparation also played a major part. As usual, the simple pleasure of a cup of tea is the result of a refined and complex collective endeavour. Amazing! My only regret is that it's already gone!

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