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!

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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.

Hou Kui - Monkey King

Handmade Taiping Hou Kui with deep Hou Yun sweetness. Steamed sponge cake, pine resin, soy milk and guava.

Huangshan Maofeng

Top grade Maofeng Green from Anhui's Yellow mountains. Dewy summer morning air, creamy taro and Williams pears and icing sugar.

Lu An Gua Pian

Unique Anhui Green flash roasted from larger pickings of old tea bushes. Chard, baked potato moving to vanilla cheesecake, blanched almonds 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.

Long Jing - Dragonwell

Pre-qing-ming Long Jing picked on 22nd March 2022 from old bushes of the small leaf variety. Sweet buns filled with adzuki beans, snow, aloe and almond milk.

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.

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.

Bulang Gong Ting & Grade 1 Shu PuErh Spring 2015

A blend of two Spring 2015 Bulang PuErh Teas. One creamy and one mineral. Vanilla custard, cherry cola, wet pavements and fluffy white bread.

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

Bulang Lao Cha Tou

Creamy and fruit laden Lao Cha Tou PuErh made 150-200 year old tea trees. Semolina pudding with cherry jam and creme caramel.

Anji Bai Cha

Top shelf grade Pre Qing Ming Anji Green from 26 year old bushes. Nashi pear, slate, starfruit and pumpkin seeds.

2018 Fuding Shou Mei

Semi-aged Fuding White from 50 year-old tea bushes picked in 2018. Cherry jam, marzipan, butter biscuits and sweet tarragon.

Unique Matcha blending Uji Hikari with Ten Miyou. Creamy avocado, whole walnuts, torn basil and salted yolks.

Da Shu Bulang PuErh Spring 2021

Old tree Bulang PuErh. Palm sugar, blackcurrant jam, sherbet and sweet minerals. Specially designed 'journal' wrappers.

2018 Mengku Shu & 2014 Xinhui Chen Pi

Mengku old tree ripe PuErh blended with aged mandarin peel. White chocolate, apple cellars, chamomile flowers, mandarin and cocoa.

Jin Jun Mei

Luxury, fine picked and hand rolled Tong Mu Black Jin Jun Mei. Cocoa cookies, rose, cherries and warm malted milk.

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.

Mang Fei Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2021

Ancient tree PuErh from Mang Fei near the Myanmar border. London Gin, strawberry sherbet, lily flower, sponge pudding and glutinous rice.

Li Da Gushu Sheng 2022

Ancient tree PuErh from 300 year old trees growing around Li Da village. Toffee, banana pudding, starfruit, pine nuts and saffron custard.

Gui Fei Oolong

Bug-bitten Taiwanese Oolong with knockout aromatics. Muscatel, cedar, orchid and honeyed apricots.

Remarkably fruity and sweet Black from the Wuyi mountains. Peach candy, palmier, guava jam, and wood lacquer.

Mo Li Long Zhu

Hand rolled five times infused jasmine Green tea. Ripe strawberries, jasmine, orchid and dry stone leading to summery warm meadows.

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.

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.

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.

Gao Shan Yiwu Gushu Sheng Spring 2021

Ancient tree Yiwu Gushu Puerh from Gao Shan village. Grape clafoutis, butter toffee, lotus flower and wet rocks.

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.

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.

Yan Zi Ke Rou Gui

Rich and bold Rou Gui from Swallows Nest in Wuyi. Whisky, burnt sugar, red dates, lotus seeds, thyme and cinnamon.

Kombucha Fermented 2019 Bulang Gushu Shu PuErh

Kombucha fermented Gushu PuErh made in bamboo barrels. Intense, sweet, herbal liqueur, custard and preserved plums.

Alishan Jin Xuan

A rich and luxurious tea made from the naturally milky Jin Xuan cultivar. Tinned peaches and cream with toasted pound cake.

Chuan Tong Zhengshan Xiaozhong

A blending set of two Lapsang Souchong teas produced from 70-year-old bushes growing in Tong Mu. One is expertly smoked over resinous pinewood, the other is unsmoked to maintain a natural taste. We encourage you to blend to find your perfect mix. Pomegranate, lychee, dark chocolate, cinnamon, clove and sweet smoke.

Ba Da Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2021

Rich yet delicate Raw PuErh. Peanut soup and chestnut cream moving to kiwi, orchid and lemon thyme.

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.

Jin Jun Mei

Straight bud Jin Jun Mei from Tong Mu village. Cinnamon, pear candy, maple syrup milk, malted biscuits and violets.

Suzhou Bi Luo Chun / Green Snail Spring

The highest grade of this much sought after Green tea from Jiangsu province. Super fine picking. Nashi pears, sticky rice and elderflower.

Asamushi (light steamed) sencha from the slopes of Ashikubo. Porridge, strawberry shortbread, cooked cucumber and a bright lemon verbena finish.

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.

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.

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.

Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin

A pinnacle Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin overflowing with green apples, lily flowers, sponge pudding and coconut milk.

Buyi Maofeng

Tribal Green from Guizhou with buzzing and chewy mouthfeel. Sweet mango, saffron, caraway and fresh turmeric spice with fresh cucumber and melon.

Mulberry 'Matcha' from Japan is rich in potent phytonutrients for good health. Rich milk pudding and creamed avocado.

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.

Chuan Tong Tie Guan Yin

Traditional, heirloom Red Heart Tie Guan Yin. Green jelly babies, coconut, creme fraiche and mangosteen moving to apricot jam.

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.

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.

Huang Dan Tie Guan Yin

Early Spring Anxi Tie Guan Yin made from the Huang Dan cultivar. Magnolia, strawberry candy and sour cream.

Yun Wu - Cloud & Mist Green

Underrated Zhejiang Green with a balance of fresh, savoury and sweet flavours. Fine picking, early spring Yun Wu Green. Sugared adzuki beans, honeydew melon, lemon oil and a touch of saffron.

Specially processed Oolong for high Gaba (over 250mg per 100g). Roasted coconut and burnt pine depth with a rosehip acidity and lingering eucalyptus sweetness.

Jiao Gu Lan - Gynostemma pentaphyllum

A powerful immune boosting adaptogenic herb with a vast variety of reported health benefits. Licorice sweet and grassy.

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.

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.

Rose Gongfu

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 alexandrina

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.

Yunnan Dianhong

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

Yin Xing Ye

Renowned Chinese herb for improved circulation, memory and cognitive protection. Hints of marine water with medicinal herbs and a lingering sweetness.

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.

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.

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.

Gui Hua Wulong

Aromatic Oolong scented with Osmanthus flowers. Raw almond and butter start, sweet osmanthus middle and fresh green grass finish.

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.

Mentha Peperita

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.

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.

Mo Li Yin Zhen

White tea buds scented with fresh Jasmine flowers. Floral sweet with starfruit and apple candy over a slate rockiness.

Bai Mu Dan

Authentically sun-dried Fuding Mu Dan from 50 year old bushes. Lilac, green apple skin, warm honey and almond milk.

Aloysia citrodora

Cleansing, uplifting and calming tisane. Sweet lemons, thyme and fresh grass.

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.

Qimen Hao Ya

Exemplary batch of Keemun, handmade from 60-year-old tea trees. Wintergreen, menthol, cardamom, sweet milk, dried mango, cocoa and wisteria.

Matricaria recutita

Warming and soothing tisane with a gentle floral sweetness with a slight fenugreek spice.

Rubus Idaeus

Bright and refreshing tisane traditionally used by women after 32 weeks of pregnancy to strengthen uterine muscles for an easier birth.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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.

Urtica dioica

Sweet and herbaceous tisane with a multitude of benefits. Especially, shown to be effective at reducing rheumatic and arthritis pain.

Aspalathus linearis

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.

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.

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.

Nong Xiang Jin Xuan

Naturally creamy Jin Xuan cultivar dark roasted over charcoal. Crème brulee and pandan leaves. Malt milkshake, pecans and dried mulberries.

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.

Dark and smooth GABA tea. Deep roasted nuts, tarmac and coffee. Fleeting spices like black cardamom, antique wood and black liquorice.

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.

A synergistic blend of Chinese herbs to improve focus and optimise cognitive function.

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.

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.

Chinese herbal blend designed to work together to strengthen the detox organs in order to assist the body to flush toxins.

Blended, raw herbs to help achieve a healthy weight through clearing stagnation and improving fat processing.

Blend of Chinese herbs designed to help relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.

A blend of Chinese herbs that work synergistically on the respiratory system to reduce dryness, cleanse discharge and strengthen the lungs.

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.

Hojicha

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.

Tuo Suan Tie Guan Yin

Unique style Tie Guan Yin. The leaves are held for over a day to bring out sour aromatics. Yoghurt, green mango, watermelon rind and young coconut ice cream.

Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin

Ephemeral and bright Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin. Honeysuckle, nougat and lemon oil.

Da Wu Ye Dancong

Tropical, juicy fruit laden Oolong with a quenching dry finish. Boiled cherry sweets, yellow roses, banana, mangosteen and wood resins.

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.

Junshan Yinzhen

Fragrant Yellow tea which is highly prized in China. Mountain snow, guava, starfruits and sweetcorn.

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.

Anji Bai Cha

Pinnacle grade Anji Bai Cha made with a unique cultivar. Sweet adzuki, warm milk, orchids, gooseberries and wild strawberries.

Ba Xian Dan Cong

Famed but lesser produced cultivar of Dancong Oolong. Medium roasted over charcoal. Magnolia, fresh apricots and almond milk.

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.

Give the Gift of Greens with this selection of three signature Green teas. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

Three of our most loved White teas to taste the wonder of Whites. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

Three of our signature Black teas to taste the boldness of Blacks. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

Three of our favourite PuErhs to experience the unbridled taste and potency of PuErh. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

Three of our signature Taiwanese Oolongs to sample some of our favourite Formosas. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

Asamiya Wakoucha

Bright, bold and sweet Wakoucha. Blackcurrant, lemon tart, sugar syrup, poppy seeds and root beer.

Alishan Jin Xuan

An ultra-deluxe Jin Xuan with extra creamy confection. Malted milk, creamed spinach, marshmallow and parma violets.

Xing Ren Dan Cong

Warm yet bright Oolong made from the Xing Ren variety. Strawberry milk, cooked apples and vanilla biscuits.

A special blend of stone-ground tea for calm and creative energy.

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.

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.

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.

Mengding Gan Lu

Historic Green tea produced for 2000 years. First pluck of the year from 55 year old tea trees. Orchid, orange blossom and edamame with a sweet finish

Zhu Ye Qing - Bamboo Leaf Green

Early pluck of the year from heirloom cultivars. Green apple, sweetened soy milk, sugar snap peas and green bamboo.

Deeper and fruitier purple rose. Apple cider, cherry sweets and honey.

Gui Fu Lan Ruan Zhi

High altitude Yunnan Black made from a Taiwanese Oolong variety. Saffron, cedar, muscat grapes, eucalyptus, wintergreen and roasted peaches.

Ephemeral Green made in the colder climate of Laoshan - the cradle of Taoism in China. Toasted rice, malted milk, steamed Jerusalem artichokes and persimmon.

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.

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.

Luxury Matcha set in a cushioned, custom swaddle bag. Everything that you need to make pinnacle Matcha.

Tao Ren Rou Gui

Special grade Rou Gui with a uniquely bright and fruity character. Peach sherbet, mangosteen, mastic, oregano and cedar.

Mei Jia Wu Long Jing

Pre-Qing Ming, authentic Xihu Long Jing from the revered Mei Jia Wu village. Malted barley, borlotti beans, cooked chestnuts, umami broth, cantaloupe, lemon drops and rice pudding.

Man Song Sheng Dashu Spring 2021

Prized old tree tea from the Qing Dynasty Tribute forests of Man Song. Apricots, tonic water, sherbet, persimmon and gardenia. A rising and mind-focusing energy.

Shi Ru

Ancient heirloom cultivar Yan Cha Oolong famous in the Song Dynasty. Magnolia, buttercream icing, frankincense, guava and peach taffy.

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.

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.

Da Hong Pao

Special blended Zhengyan Da Hong Pao made by 5th generation Yancha family. Vanilla buttercream, antique woods, vinyl and raspberry.

2021 Nan Nuo White

Old tree White made from the famous Nan Nuo forests. Rhubarb crumble, milk tea and raspberries.

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.

Da Ye Kuding - Ilex kaushue

Very strong calming herb with a smoky aroma and powerful medicinal bitterness moving to sweetness.

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

A classic cup traditionally for Chaozhou style brewing but suits any tasting session.

The essential fine mesh stainless steel filter for all Gong Fu brewing.

Limited Edition 100ml White porcelain Gaiwan printed with the #Teaheads artwork. The perfect size for solo or small sessions and horizontal tastings.

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