Tea Headliners

Perfect gift for yourself or a tea lover

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This is an affordable way to taste some of our signature teas in each tea type and a great gift to treat someone.

These are our headliner White, Green, Black, Oolong and Puerh Teas, most loved by the tea community.

They come individually packed in small, resealable pouches and will provide at least 9 stellar Gong Fu sessions.

Mei Leaf Tasting Selection

A spectacular tea gift for yourself or to introduce another to the delights of Mei Leaf Tea.

A total of eleven headliner teas covering most tea types.

One Gong Fu size taster of the following teas:

WHITE PEONY (Bai Mu Dan) - WHITE

SILVER NEEDLE (Bai Hao Yinzhen) - WHITE

IMPERIAL GREEN (Long Jing) - GREEN

MELON SEED GREEN (Liu An Gua Pian) - GREEN

SUPERIOR IRON GODDESS (Tie Guan Yin) - OOLONG

ALISHAN CREAM (Jin Xuan) - OOLONG

SUMMER HAZE (Qi Lan) - ROCK OOLONG

SOUCHONG LIQUOR (unsmoked Zhengshan Xiaozhong) - BLACK

YOUNG GUSHU 2020 (Sheng PuErh) - RAW PUERH

AUTUMN LIGHT (Shu PuErh) - RIPE PUERH

PURPLE BUD (Ye Sheng Zi Ya) - WHITE

Get these with a GONG FU SOLO or CONNOISSEUR TEA BREWER for the complete tea and brewing present for anyone to explore Gong Fu Cha! 

White Tea Headliners:

SILVER NEEDLE (Bai Hao Yin Zhen)

An essential White tea made purely of buds and processed in a more traditional way with sun-withering for fuller flavour. 

Orange blossom and semolina pudding sweetness to grapefruit zestiness.

WHITE PEONY (Bai Mu Dan)

Curated by tasting many high-quality samples, this tea balances all of the notes of a good Bai Mu Dan. Made with a mix of buds and leaves. Some say that this tea is lower quality than Silver Needle but they would be wrong - they are different teas with different characters. 

Lilac, green apple skin, almond milk and hot pavements.

ELDER WHITE (Ya Bao)

A very late winter picked White tea made from the ancillary buds of the plant for a crazy look and a totally unique taste. 

Fresh cut wood, dried apricots and marzipan with a ginger spiciness.

Green Tea Headliners:

IMPERIAL GREEN - PRE QING MING (Long Jing - Dragonwell)

Simply a must-have for anyone wanting to taste a headline Chinese Green. China's most famous Green tea. First flush, pre-qing-ming Long Jing picked on 8th March from 40-year-old bushes of the small leaf variety.

Sweet adzuki beans, lemon shortbread and palmier.

FUKAMUSHI SAEAKARI SENCHA

A celebration of the Japanese style of deep steamed sencha which exhibits a  fabulous balance between brothy, creamy and zesty. Artichokes, cherry shortbread, oat porridge and yuzu.

JADE SWORD - PRE QING MING (Anji Bai Cha)

One of the most elegant and sweet Greens out there. Top shelf grade pre-Qing Ming picked Anji Green.

Freshly mowed grass, asparagus umami, starfruit and green pumpkin seeds.

China Oolong Tea Headliners:

BLACK FRUIT PUNCH (Da Wu Ye Dancong)

One of our most loved types of Oolong is Dancong and this is a fruity bomb of a tea. Tropical, juicy fruit-laden Oolong with a quenching finish.

Boiled cherry sweets, yellow roses, banana, mangosteen and wood resins.

SUPERIOR IRON GODDESS (Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin)

The most widely available Oolong in China is Tie Guan Yin but they vary wildly in quality. This is a pinnacle version of this very famous Chinese tea, made in a Qing Xiang Zheng Wei style.

Asian pear, custard apples, sago and coconut milk.

EMPRESS OOLONG (Da Hong Pao Qi Dan - Big Red Robe)

Made from one of the closest cultivars to the mother Da Hong Pao plants. A Rock Oolong (Yancha) is a must for anyone wishing to explore Oolongs. This is a pure Qi Dan cultivar Da Hong Pao. Dark roasted Wuyi Yan Cha (rock oolong). 

Vanilla whisky, fresh tobacco and ripe apricots.

Black Tea Headliners:

Souchong Liquor (Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong)

Our most popular Black tea! An unsmoked Lapsang that shows the true depth of flavour of this famous tea.

Dark cocoa, charred bourbon casks and rambutan.

Golden Bud (Yunnan Dianhong)

Smooth and malty Dianhongs are much loved by the Black tea cognoscenti. Perfect when you want the richness of a black tea with the lightness of a white. 

Dark toffee, black pepper and blackcurrants with a malty and minty fresh finish.

Ruby Black (Sun Moon Lake Black Tea - Ruby 18)

An Assamica Black from Taiwan and one of the most unique Black teas out there. 

Camphor, lilacs and menthol with cinnamon sweetness leading to a quenching minerality.

PuErh Tea Headliners:

YOUNG GUSHU 2020

This tea series has become one of most loved signature releases. It celebrates the wild and vibrant taste of freshly made, sun-dried PuErh from ancient tea trees of Da Xue Shan forests in Yunnan.

Banana pudding, wild strawberries, flint and green bamboo.

MILK FLOAT NOMAD (2010 Gong Ting Shu PuErh)

A tea to convert anyone to ripes. Ultra-fine royal picking 2010 Bulang ripe PuErh.Creamy, comforting and luxurious. 

Milk biscuits, custard, palm sugar and pear drops.

OFFICE GOSSIP JUICE (Yiwu Huangpian Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2019)

A taste of the Queen of PuErh mountains - Yiwu. Sweet, syrupy and balanced raw Puerh from ancient tea trees around Gaoshan village.

Pear skin, talcum, orchid and hawthorn fruits.

Taiwan Oolong Tea Headliners

ALISHAN CREAM (Alishan Jin Xuan)

Forget those scented Milky Oolongs and try the original cultivar. Rich and luxurious tea made from the naturally milky Jin Xuan cultivar.

Tinned peaches and cream with toasted pound cake.

AMBER GABA OOLONG

An all-time Mei Leaf classic with so many fans worldwide. Comforting organic Oolong processed in low oxygen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g.

Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.

FROZEN SUMMIT OOLONG (Dong Ding Wulong)

Roasty, toasty and super comforting. Special grade heavily roasted Dong Ding with a long finish. 

Flavours shift on the tongue from buttery, dark baked biscuits to spiced poached pears.

We think you’ll love:

The perfect way to store your tea. Stackable tins which have been designed to keep your tea organised easily.

Organic Oolong processed in low oxygen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g. Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.

Long Jing - Dragonwell

First flush, pre-qing-ming Long Jing picked on 8th March from 40-year-old bushes of the small leaf variety. Sweet adzuki beans, lemon shortbread and palmier.

Ancient tree Raw Gushu PuErh from Da Xue Shan forests in Yunnan. Banana pudding, wild strawberries, flint and green bamboo.

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