Teas & Tisanes
Welcome to our lovingly curated selection of leaves which I have personally sourced and approved myself. To be a Mei Leaf tea we set very stringent criteria - it has to represent the pinnacle of TRUE TEA with distinctive character and flavour. I do not choose any tea that I would not proudly serve to my best friends - we don't do fillers or keep standard lists. As such, this selection is continuously changing and we are always hunting for fresh treasures for you teaheads. Play with our filters and dive in!
Chuan Tong Bai Hao Yin Zhen
Immaculate Yin Zhen crafted with strict traditional methods. Sun withered and charcoal baked in tiny batches. Soft and sticky with cooked soya milk, nougat, and digestive biscuits.
Yongxi Huo Qing
Ming Dynasty, hand processed rolled Green from 70 year old tea trees in Anhui. Pomelo, winter melon, frangipane and sweet biscuits.
Deep steamed sencha for a smoother and richer flavour. Artichokes, cherry shortbread, oat porridge and yuzu.
Toyo Mukashi Uji Matcha
Ultra-small batch Uji Matcha made by a revered family of Matcha makers. White chocolate, hazelnuts and silken tofu.
Long Jing - Dragonwell
Pre-qing-ming Long Jing picked on 18th March from 40 year old bushes of the small leaf variety. Toasted coconut, sweet adzuki beans, mangetout and palmier.
Hu Xiao Qi Lan
Uniquely light Wuyi Oolong cultivar. Summery mix of hay, asian pear, mangosteen and meadow flowers with a charcoal warmth.
Da Hong Pao Qi Dan (Big Red Robe)
Medium roasted Wuyi Yan Cha made from Qi Dan cultivar. Pannacotta, cooked peaches, fudge and cherry cough sweets.
Da Hong Pao
Special blended Zhengyan Da Hong Pao made by 5th generation Yancha family. Vanilla buttercream, antique woods, vinyl and raspberry.
Luxury Matcha set in a cushioned, custom swaddle bag. Everything that you need to make pinnacle Matcha.
2006 Menghai Shu PuErh
A 16 year aged ripe PuErh made from up to 150-year-old trees. Salted peanut butter on hotcakes with brown sugar and antique woods.
2021 Nan Nuo White
Old tree White made from the famous Nan Nuo forests. Rhubarb crumble, milk tea and raspberries.
Organic Oolong processed in low oxygen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g. Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.
Kombucha Fermented 2019 Bulang Gushu Shu PuErh
Kombucha fermented Gushu PuErh made in bamboo barrels. Intense, sweet, herbal liqueur, custard and preserved plums.
Ba Da Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2021
Rich yet delicate Raw PuErh. Peanut soup and chestnut cream moving to kiwi, orchid and lemon thyme.
Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong
An unsmoked Lapsang that shows the true depth of flavour of this famous tea. Dark cocoa, charred bourbon casks and rambutan.
Spring 2021 Nan Nuo and He Kai Gushu Sheng
Gushu blend of two famous, West Banna Mountains. Brown bread and caramelised pears moving to custard apples and juniper berry.
Unique Matcha blending Uji Hikari with Ten Miyou. Creamy avocado, whole walnuts, torn basil and salted yolks.
Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong
Unsmoked Lapsang from the famed Tong Mu village. Floral and fruity with muscatel grapes, lychees, rose, lilac and fresh cut wet oak.
Bizarrely Aged Dianhong
Bizarrely aged ancient tree Dianhong with incredible results. Aged tangerine zest, antique wood and brandy soaked Christmas pudding.
Specially processed Oolong for high Gaba (over 250mg per 100g). Roasted coconut and burnt pine depth with a rosehip acidity and lingering eucalyptus sweetness.
Jin Jun Mei
Straight bud Jin Jun Mei from Tong Mu village. Cinnamon, pear candy, maple syrup milk, malted biscuits and violets.
Alishan Jin Xuan
A rich and luxurious tea made from the naturally milky Jin Xuan cultivar. Tinned peaches and cream with toasted pound cake.
Gui Fu Lan Ruan Zhi
High altitude Yunnan Black made from a Taiwanese Oolong variety. Saffron, cedar, muscat grapes, eucalyptus, wintergreen and roasted peaches.
Anji Bai Cha
Top shelf grade Pre Qing Ming Anji Green from 26 year old bushes. Nashi pear, slate, starfruit and pumpkin seeds.
Ye Sheng Hong
Made from an ancient variety of the tea tree and picked from trees over 100 years old. Zesty grapefruit and hoppy IPA, barrel-aged rum, malt and muscatel.
Yiwu 2021 Gushu Huangpian PuErh
Huangpian Raw Gushu PuErh made from 200+ year old tea trees growing in the forests of Gao Shan village in Yiwu.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen
Very early spring picked silver beige buds producing a luscious, thick and soft liquor. Summer meadow flowers and dry grass with sweet, ripe cantaloupe.
Meng Song Spring 2021 Gushu Sheng PuErh
Powerful Aini tribal Gushu PuErh from Meng Song. Fresh apricots, honeycomb, pancake, jasmine and gentian bitters.
Remarkably fruity and sweet Black from the Wuyi mountains. Peach candy, palmier, guava jam, and wood lacquer.
Royal PuErh 2013
A lighter ferment Ripe PuEhr to maintain more of the natural liveliness of the raw tea. Brazil nuts, red bean paste and sweet orange peel.
Heritage cultivar Green tea from the high elevations of Zhejiang. Roasted sweetcorn and galia melons.
Mo Li Long Zhu
Hand rolled five times infused jasmine Green tea. Ripe strawberries, jasmine, orchid and dry stone leading to summery warm meadows.
Huo Shan Huang Ya
Smooth and elegant tea made in small batches. Morning dew, fresh cut grass, green beans with a light and warming pear sweetness.
Fengqing Black tea made with a predominance of buds for a lighter tea. Dark toffee, black pepper and blackcurrants with a malty and minty fresh finish
Three of our signature Taiwanese Oolongs to sample some of our favourite Formosas. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
Gui Hua Wulong
Aromatic Oolong scented with Osmanthus flowers. Raw almond and butter start, sweet osmanthus middle and fresh green grass finish.
Three of our most loved White teas to taste the wonder of Whites. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
Bai Mu Dan Wang
Early flush Bai Mu Dan, picked with a fine yet balanced plucking. Vanilla custard, icing sugar, talcum powder, green acorns, and carnations.
Alishan Jin Xuan
An ultra-deluxe Jin Xuan with extra creamy confection. Malted milk, creamed spinach, marshmallow and parma violets.
Bei Dou Yi Hao - North Star
Cultivar developed from cuttings of the original Da Hong Pao mother plants. Asian pear, dark fudge, slate, white flowers and a touch of cough syrup.
Bai Mu Dan
Fuding Bai Mu Dan 2020. Lilac, green apple skin, almond milk and hot pavements.
Potent black made from old tea trees with a PuErh character. Black cherry, molasses, orange zest and camphor.
Three of our signature Black teas to taste the boldness of Blacks. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
Sun Moon Lake Black Tea - Ruby 18
Captivating Black tea unlike any other tea available. Camphor, lilacs and menthol with cinnamon sweetness leading to a quenching minerality.
Bing Dao Sheng Dashu 2013
Spectacular old tree 2013 Raw PuErh from the most prized PuErh region of Bing Dao. Vanilla poached apples, magnolia, antique library, baked oranges and caramel.
Jiao Gu Lan - Gynostemma pentaphyllum
A powerful immune boosting adaptogenic herb with a vast variety of reported health benefits. Licorice sweet and grassy.
Da Ye Kuding - Ilex kaushue
Very strong calming herb with a smoky aroma and powerful medicinal bitterness moving to sweetness.
Dang Gui - Radix Angelicae Sinensis
An important blood tonic for women. It regulates hormones, menstruation & is valuable for problems relating to periods & menopause. It also enhances the function of the immune system.
A luxurious combination of Fujian small leaf black tea and rosebuds. Malt loaf, rose and dark baked chocolate brownies.
Fragrant combination of Jasmine Silver Needle and Chrysanthemum. Wild strawberries, sweet flowers and river pebbles.
Senna leaves are known to help relieve constipation, especially habitual constipation.
Gan Cao - Radix Glycyrrhizae
Sweet medicinal root known to enhance mood and help relieve sore throat, cough and asthma.
Gou Qi Zi - Lycium barbarum
The 'Goji Berry'. Traditional Chinese Medicine superfruit grown at high altitude for superior health benefits.
Jue Ming Zi - Semen Cassiae Torae
Traditional Chinese Medicine used cassia seeds to help in the elimination of heat in the liver. Said to soothe bloodshot and/or sore inflamed eyes.
Huang Ju Hua - Chrysanthemum morifolium
Cooling and calming tisane to drink by itself or blend with dark teas like PuErh. Sherbet sweets and floral meadow air.
Mai Men Dong - Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Said to replenish vital essence and to promote the secretion of body fluids. May help relieve dry coughs, dry throats and dry stools.
Pang Da Hai -Sterculiae lychnophorae Semen
A seed to help moisten the lung and to clear the throat. May help the discomfort of tonsilitis and voice hoarseness.
Sweet and cooling with a slight toffee warmth. An uplifting tisane by itself or to add a little brightness to any other brew.
Pu Gong Ying - Taraxacum officinale
Known to increase the elimination of toxins through the liver and kidneys. Liquorice, mint and drying hay with a gentle herbal bitters.
Rich Black tea made from the Yunnan Da Ye Zhong cultivar. Maple syrup, carob and barley malt with violet flowers and fig.
Ren Shen Wulong
Combination of Anxi Oolong and Ginseng for a natural energy boost. Hazelnut syrup, liquorice and creamy nougat.
Mei Gui Hua - Rosa chinensis
Delicate, light and zesty floral tisane to drink by itself or blend with tea. Sweet rose and grapefruits with a soft and clean finish.
Yesheng Kuding - Ligustrum robustum
A light and dancing flavour from fresh to slightly bitter then moving to floral sweetness. Traditionally used to calm, cool and relax.
Mo Li Yin Zhen
White tea buds scented with fresh Jasmine flowers. Floral sweet with starfruit and apple candy over a slate rockiness.
Bai Hao Wulong - Dongfang Meiren
Terpene rich leafhopper bitten Oolong. Bright notes of elderflower, geranium and lychee and warmer notes of honey, rose and fermented overripe muscat grapes.
Suzhou Bi Luo Chun / Green Snail Spring
The highest grade of this much sought after Green tea from Jiangsu province. Super fine picking. Buttered spinach and scallops with a hint of elderflower.
Cleansing, uplifting and calming tisane. Sweet lemons, thyme and fresh grass.
Qimen Hao Ya
Exemplary batch of Keemun, handmade from 60-year-old tea trees. Wintergreen, menthol, cardamom, sweet milk, dried mango, cocoa and wisteria.
Warming and soothing tisane with a gentle floral sweetness with a slight fenugreek spice.
Bright and refreshing tisane traditionally used by women after 32 weeks of pregnancy to strengthen uterine muscles for an easier birth.
Dark sangria red flowers rich in anthocyanins for a healthy cardiovascular system. Sour berries and a fresh earthy foundation. Sweeten to taste.
Ye Sheng Zi Ya
Made from buds of the Purple trees in Yunnan. Peach, elderflower and balsa wood with a vanilla sweetness.
Sweet and herbaceous tisane with a multitude of benefits. Especially, shown to be effective at reducing rheumatic and arthritis pain.
Soft, rich and warming with much of the satisfaction of black tea. Cherry, vanilla and honey with eucalyptus freshness.
Mo Li Wulong
Ball rolled Tie Guan Yin Oolong scented with fresh Jasmine. Sweet flowers, buttered spinach and spring meadows.
Dong Ding Wulong
Special grade heavily roasted Dong Ding with a long finish. Flavours shift on the tongue from buttery, dark baked biscuits to spiced poached pears.
Nong Xiang Jin Xuan
Naturally creamy Jin Xuan cultivar dark roasted over charcoal. Crème brulee and pandan leaves. Malt milkshake, pecans and dried mulberries.
Yue Guang Bai
Enigmatic White tea made from old Camellia Taliensis trees in Yunnan. Syrupy with sweet cantaloupe melon, dried spices and a minty coolness.
Dark and smooth GABA tea. Deep roasted nuts, tarmac and coffee. Fleeting spices like black cardamom, antique wood and black liquorice.
A blend of Chinese herbs that work synergistically to naturally strengthen the immune system.
Soothing tisane containing a blend of raw herbs to strengthen the digestive system and relieve irritations and bloating.
Blended, raw herbs to help achieve a healthy weight through clearing stagnation and improving fat processing.
A roasted blend of three pickings of Bancha Green tea. Caramel soya sauce, hay and poached pears.
Matcha dusted Genmaicha. Soy sauce covered rice crackers and fresh cut green grass with a rich umami savoury sweetness.
Da Wu Ye Dancong
Tropical, juicy fruit laden Oolong with a quenching dry finish. Boiled cherry sweets, yellow roses, banana, mangosteen and wood resins.
Yun Wu - Cloud & Mist Green
Underrated Zhejiang Green with a balance of fresh, savoury and sweet flavours. Fine picking, early spring Yun Wu Green. Honeydew melon, steamed new potatoes and lemon oil.
Top shelf, hand picked Gyokuro. Shade grown for over three weeks. Sweet taro, parsley stalks, peppery nettles and a rich creamy umami broth.
Ye Sheng Ya Bao
The precious lateral buds of wild PuErh trees picked in late winter. Fresh cut wood, dried apricots and marzipan with a ginger spiciness.
Fragrant Yellow tea which is highly prized in China. Mountain snow, guava, starfruits and sweetcorn.
Organic, high mountain tisane with cleansing, digestif qualities. The flavours of Mediterranean mountains. Oregano, thyme, orange zest and frankincense.
Smoked Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong
Longan wood smoked Lapsang made in Tong Mu village. Dried pears, milk chocolate, allspice and smoked banana.
Shui Jin Gui
Highly sought after Rock Oolong cultivar from the protected area of Wuyi mountains with potent Yan Yun (rock rhyme). Orange candy, leather, cherrywood and vanilla fudge.
Ba Xian Dan Cong
Famed but lesser produced cultivar of Dancong Oolong. Medium roasted over charcoal. Magnolia, fresh apricots and almond milk.
Yiwu Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2019
Yiwu Gushu Raw PuErh made from 200-300 year old tea trees in 2019. Hot rocks, fresh apricots and heather honey with a blood orange finish.
Give the Gift of Greens with this selection of three signature Green teas. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
Bright, bold and sweet Wakoucha. Blackcurrant, lemon tart, sugar syrup, poppy seeds and root beer.
Xing Ren Dan Cong
Warm yet bright Oolong made from the Xing Ren variety. Strawberry milk, cooked apples and vanilla biscuits.
Very first pluck, shade-grown Sencha from the historic Yame. Rich daikon broth with sweetcorn, wild strawberry sweetness and cannabis spice.
Basket aged, small batch Liu Bao from 1988. Hazelnut syrup, lillies and raisin malt loaf.
Tiny batch of ultra-rare 1970's Liu Bao. Dark coconut caramel, betel nut, cinnamon and carob.
Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiao Zhong
Bright, sweet Black from the legendary Tong Mu village. Perfect for pairing with desserts. Flapjacks, lilacs, walnut skins and icing sugar sweetness.
Snowflake - Xue Pian Ya Shi
Ultra-fragrant Winter Dancong Oolong made from the final pickings of the Duck Sh*t cultivar. Papaya milk, snow, cake frosting and frangipani flowers.
Asamushi (light steamed) sencha from the slopes of Ashikubo. Porridge, strawberry shortbread, cooked cucumber and a bright lemon verbena finish.
Top shelf Gyokuro. Green marrow, buttered sweetcorn, pink roses, papaya, and sweet porridge.
Hou Kui - Monkey King
Handmade Taiping Hou Kui with deep Hou Yun sweetness. Nashi pear, petrichor, soy milk with a guava finish.
Lu An Gua Pian
Unique Anhui province Green tea using a bigger leaf picking combined with flash roasting to bring out warmth and sweetness. Baked potato moving to vanilla cheesecake and lemon oil.
Ya Shi Dan Cong
Masterful Dan Cong Oolong made from the Ya Shi Cultivar. Buttery on the nose with baked almonds accented with a sour cherry fruitiness.
Jin Jun Mei
Ultra luxurious Chinese Black Tea from Tong Mu. Over 13,000 hand picked buds per 100g. Turkish delight, dark chocolate, sandalwood, lychee and rosehip.
Mi Lan Xiang Dan Cong - Honey Orchid Oolong
Known as a doppelganger tea for its ability to imitate surrounding plants. Forest honey, sweet potato and orchid. Ripe pear with a rocky mineral finish and teasing acidity.
Gui Fei Oolong
Bug-bitten Taiwanese Oolong with knockout aromatics. Muscatel, cedar, orchid and honeyed apricots.
2018 Lincang Shu PuErh
Ultra-rich and smooth ripe 2018 PuErh. Vanilla bourbon, Garibaldi biscuits, whipped cream, and walnut chocolate brownies.
Fengqing Shu Tuo 1996
Ripe PuErh aged since 1996 in Yunnan. Wet cave, new leather, medicinal bark and the slightest earthy apple sweetness. Excellent digestif.
Gong Ting Zi Juan Ripe PuErh 2014
Uniquely fruity and refreshing ripe PuErh made with the purple Zi Juan variety. Grenadine, blackcurrant taffy, amber, marzipan thyme and blood orange.
Ephemeral Green made in the colder climate of Laoshan - the cradle of Taoism in China. Toasted rice, malted milk, steamed Jerusalem artichokes and persimmon.
Na Han & Mang Fei Gushu Sheng Autumn 2020
Transformative Autumn Sheng PuErh blend of Na Han and Mang Fei Gushu. Condensed milk snow cone, frangipane, persimmon and strawberries with loquat syrup.
Nong Xiang Xiping Huang Dan
Tie Guan Yin style Oolong made from the Huang Dan cultivar and roasted for 9 hours over Longan wood charcoal. Vanilla fudge, baked panna cotta and oxidised pear.
2011 Hua Zhu Liang Zi Gushu Sheng PuErh
Aged Gushu PuErh picked from the highest elevation forests of Xishuangbanna. Persimmon, caramelised apples, cinnamon, blood orange, mead, mint and wet rocks.
Huang Jin Bai Lu
Elite and micro-bach Black made from semi-wild, old tree, ultra-fine buds from Sichuan. Malted chocolate, salted caramel pecans, raisins, rose and lychee.
Yin Xing Ye
Renowned Chinese herb for improved circulation, memory and cognitive protection. Hints of marine water with medicinal herbs and a lingering sweetness.
Hai Zao - Sargassum
A superfood which can be brewed as tisane for a multitude of beneficial effects.
Jin Yin Hua - Lonicera japonica
A very popular flower used in Chinese Medicine for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Taste of custard powder, buttercups and fresh reams of paper.
Our selection of hand produced blossoming tea created by Chinese artisans. Beautiful floral displays blossom in your glass. Made from white tea buds for a light and elegant flavour.
Relaxing tonic good for calming nerves and stimulating liver function. Herbal bitters like tonic water and genepi.
Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin
Autumn Tie Guan Yin with rich aromatics and taste. Apricot meringue pie and magnolia flowers.
Beautifying blend of White Peony, Rose and Red Dates. Herbaceous, minty sweet nut milk and warm honey.
Our reinvention of Earl Grey tea with a Chinese twist incorporating Wuyi Yancha. Contrast of cooling minty citrus and warming vanilla whisky.
Potent mix of summer flowers and Kuding. A calming brew with a perfumed brightness and a satisfying bitter sweet finish.
Our house blend of ground chai spices with a Qimen Black tea. Malt and chocolate comfort with peppery heat and sweet spices.
A powerful mood enhancing blend of Oolongs, Ginseng and Osmanthus Flowers. Sweet apricot and frangipane tarts.
A perfect digestif after a heavy meal and one of the secrets to keeping slim. Dark roasted plums and burnt vanilla wood with mulled dried orange.
A blend of raw Chinese herbs to revitalise, cool excessive heat, calm impatience and reduce stress.
Clinically formulated blend of Chinese herbs which can support the Circulatory system of the body.
Blend of Chinese herbs for promoting radiant skin from the inside. Tonifies and nourishes the body, clearing any excess imbalance which affects skin health.
Blended formulation of Chinese herbs to help unwind and calm stress. Drink regularly for sustained anti-stress benefits.
Chinese herbal blend designed to work together to strengthen the detox organs in order to assist the body to flush toxins.
A blend of Chinese herbs that work synergistically on the respiratory system to reduce dryness, cleanse discharge and strengthen the lungs.
Blend of raw herbs to drink as a tisane every day in order to help maintain control over blood sugar levels.
Tie Luo Han - Iron Arhat
One of the most sought after Rock Oolongs made from Tie Luo Han. Milk coffee, vanilla toffee, slate and sour cherries.
A sachet of our special recipe of 8 freshly ground spices to make the perfect Chai.
Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin
Ephemeral and bright Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin. Honeysuckle, nougat and lemon oil.
Chuan Tong Tie Guan Yin
A micro-batch of Tie Guan Yin crafted in the traditional way with longer oxidation. Vanilla shortbread and pumpkin seed milk moving to guava and apricot jam
200-300 Year Old Gushu Raw PuErh He Beng & Guo Gan Spring 2019
A blend of Raw Gushu PuErh from China and Myanmar to make a uniquely soft and luxurious tea. Alpine flowers, light chocolate milk, wet mountain rocks, apple and black pepper.
A potent synergistic blend of immunomodulating tisanes formulated by our doctors to protect and restore.
Fu Shou Lishan Qing Xin
The paragon of high mountain Oolong from Fu Shou farms over 2400m up in Lishan. Sugarcane, buttermilk, magnolia and sweet pineapple.
Three of our signature Chinese Oolongs to taste the variety in this type of tea. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
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A classic cup traditionally for Chaozhou style brewing but suits any tasting session.