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A first flush from Jiangxi, Mainland China

We love this rural Fuliang green tea. Sweet plum and exotic blossom notes lift from the steeping leaves, while the seductive palate offers lingering flavours of freshly roasted chestnuts.


Green Tea


First flush

Taste Profile

Exotic blossom, plum compote
and roast chestnuts


Jiangxi, Mainland China

Food Pairing

Salty meat dishes,
anchovy pizzas, tarte tatin

Picked by hand

Multi award winning

Obal 2021 award x 2
World Packaging awards 2021

Secret Garden, Mainland China

If you were looking for the Chinese rural idyll, the village of Whangu in Fuliang County, Jiangxi province, would be a contender. Once one of the Tang Dynasty's main porcelain areas, today things are much sleepier among Whangu's forested hills and meandering river valleys. It was on a trip through Fuliang that we discovered this beautiful green tea. The Whangu Tea Farmer's Cooperative is a small but quality-focused group who bring together a wealth of regional tea making experience. Head tea master Mr He Xinsheng oversees every aspect of making this green tea.

The cooperative meticulously hand processes the leaves, which are harvested in the spring from a small, remote garden at an elevation of about 650 metres. The bushes grow in mineral-rich soils here, which helps give the tea its deep emerald colour and plum-like sweetness. The leaves are picked in mid-April, when the prime spring growth ripens in the area's misty hills. Only premium one-bud, one-leaf sets are picked, which are gently withered, fixed (to retain their rich emerald colour), rolled into their distinctive wiry, curly shape, then baked.


    Curled and wiry dark green with silvery glints
  • AROMA:

    Sweet plum, exotic forest flowers and blanched nuts

  • TASTE:

    Smooth and mellow with roasted chestnut and blossom notes



  • 2 TSP

  • 90ºC

  • 3 MINS


This is our recommended brewing guide, but by all means adjust to your own taste.

  1. Warm your teapot and cups with boiling water.
  2. Discard the water and add two level teaspoons of tea to your pot.
  3. Add 200ml / 7oz water (i.e. one teacup or small mug) at 90°C / 194°F. If you don't have a thermometer, let the boiled kettle sit for four minutes.
  4. Place the lid on the pot and steep for three minutes. Stir, then strain the tea into your cup.
  5. To re-steep the leaves, repeat steps 3–5 (up to three times).
Makes one cup. For more, add an extra teaspoon per person and multiply the amount of water accordingly.
Always use freshly-drawn and, where possible, filtered water.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Praveen P
Sweet, chestnut aroma. Really wonderful

This tea reminds me of a Noche Buena feeling! The aroma of roasted chestnuts brings me back to my childhood memory where we used to gather and celebrate the Christmas Eve, although I would recommend this tea for any time of year!

Esther Thompson
Light and refreshing

This tea is light and soothing. It's a perfect accompaniment to a good book!

Lovely tea

The taste of this tea was lovely. I would have it again for sure. I tried it both myself and offered some to a friend who also liked it a lot.

The presentation is lovely! The paper flowers were so delicate and unexpected. I was really impressed - the presentation definitely highlighted the fact I was opening a very refined product. The cards which provide background on the tea and tea instructions are really wonderful - they are both beautiful and very interesting and informative without being overwhelming. I am keen to keep the cards even after I will have consumed the tea I also appreciated the food pairing suggestions - I have noticed these are not uncommon nowadays but I thought the ones in the leaflets were particularly well thought out and original.

The packaging is beautiful and definitely stands out from usual tea packaging in my experience. I am an avid specialty coffee drinker too and the packaging somewhat reminds me of the refinement of modern specialty coffee aesthetics. I think what they have in common is that they look young and contemporary and beautifully designed/ slick.