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!
Private collection release aged Raw PuErh to celebrate the birth of Aiyana Mei. Sweet Maduro cigars, cedarwood and prunes.
Alishan Jin Xuan
A rich and luxurious tea made from the naturally milky Jin Xuan cultivar. Malted milkshake, high mountain grass, alpine rhododendrons and cream.
Jiao Gu Lan - Gynostemma pentaphyllum
A powerful immune boosting adaptogenic herb with a vast variety of reported health benefits. Licorice sweet and grassy.
Organic Oolong processed in low oxygen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g. Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.
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.
Dark and smooth GABA tea. Deep roasted nuts, tarmac and coffee. Fleeting spices like black cardamom, antique wood and black liquorice.
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.
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.
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.
Da Ye Kuding - Ilex kaushue
Very strong calming herb with a smoky aroma and powerful medicinal bitterness moving to 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.
A luxurious combination of Fujian small leaf black tea and rosebuds. Malt loaf, rose and dark baked 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.
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.
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.
A blend of Chinese herbs that work synergistically on the respiratory system to reduce dryness, cleanse discharge and strengthen the lungs.
Bulang Hong Cha
Sun-dried black tea made by the PuErh producing people of Bulang in Yunnan. Figs, dried jujube, hay, wet rocks and a herbal, honeyed sweetness.
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.
300 Year Old Gushu Raw PuErh Nan Nuo Spring 2019
Potent and physical raw PuErh made from over 300 year old tea trees in Nan Nuo forests. Half baked cookie dough, banana and starfruits moving to orange and grapefruit zests.
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 blood shot and/or sore inflammed eyes.
Ceremonial grade matcha sourced from Uji in Japan. Fresh spring fields and kombu umami leading to a brief bitter hit followed by vibrant, juicy sweetness.
Our house blend of ground chai spices with a Qimen Black tea. Malt and chocolate comfort with peppery heat and sweet spices.
Warming and soothing tisane with a gentle floral sweetness with a slight fenugreek spice.
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.
Blended, raw herbs to help achieve a healthy weight through clearing stagnation and improving fat processing.
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.
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.
Mo Li Mao Jian
Mao Jian green tea infused three times with fresh jasmine flowers. Gardenia, jasmine, black liquorice and warm honey with delicate herbaceous notes.
Fragrant Yellow tea which is highly prized in China. Mountain snow, guava and starfruits with the warmth of pumpkin seeds and vanilla pods.
Mo Li Long Zhu
Hand rolled five times infused jasmine Green tea. Ripe strawberries, jasmine, orchid and dry stone leading to summery warm meadows.
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.
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.
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.
Ba Xian Dan Cong
Famed but lesser produced cultivar of Dancong Oolong. Medium roasted over charcoal. Magnolia, fresh apricots and almond milk.
A blend of raw Chinese herbs to revitalise, cool excessive heat, calm impatience and reduce stress.
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.
Our reinvention of Earl Grey tea with a Chinese twist incorporating Wuyi Yancha. Contrast of cooling minty citrus and warming vanilla whisky.
Da Hong Pao Qi Dan (Big Red Robe)
Dark roasted Wuyi Yan Cha (rock oolong). Charcoal caramel leading to cranberry juice soaked wood. Vanilla whisky, fresh tobacco and ripe apricots.
2012 Bulang Shu PuErh
A very 'adult tasting' Bulang Shu PuErh aged since 2012. Fig newtons, overproof rum, antique wood, carob and date syrup.
Gong Ting Shu 2008
Ripe PuErh made from buds and baby leaves and aged since 2008. Wet caves, fresh paper, vanilla wood, whisky barrels and leather.
A powerful mood enhancing blend of Oolongs, Ginseng and Osmanthus Flowers. Sweet apricot and frangipane tarts.
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.
Deep steamed sencha for a smoother and richer flavour. Artichokes, cherry shortbread, oat porridge and yuzu.
Matcha dusted Genmaicha. Soy sauce covered rice crackers and fresh cut green grass with a rich umami savoury sweetness.
Yin Xing Ye
Renowned Chinese herb for improved circulation, memory and cognitive protection. Hints of marine water with medicinal herbs and a lingering sweetness.
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.
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
Shui Jin Gui
Highly sought after Rock Oolong cultivar from the protected area of Wuyi mountains with potent Yan Yun (rock rhyme). Vanilla, blood oranges, leather, charred wood and almond caramel.
Gou Qi Zi - Lycium barbarum
The 'Goji Berry'. Traditional Chinese Medicine superfruit grown at high altitude for superior health benefits.
Organic, high mountain tisane with cleansing, digestif qualities. The flavours of Mediterranean mountains. Oregano, thyme, orange zest and frankincense.
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.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen
First flush, sun withered Silver Needle from the idyllic Guangxi province. Papaya, orange blossom cream and white chrysanthemum.
Clinically formulated blend of Chinese herbs which can support the Circulatory system of the body.
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 green grapes.
Dark sangria red flowers rich in anthocyanins for a healthy cardiovascular system. Sour berries and a fresh earthy foundation. Sweeten to taste.
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.
A roasted blend of three pickings of Bancha Green tea. Caramel soya sauce, hay and poached pears.
Long Jing - Dragonwell
Pre Qing Ming harvest of one of China’s most famous teas. Deep, rich and aromatic with roasted borlotti beans, sweet limoncello and strawberry jam aromatics.
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.
2010 Fuding Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei
The fourth of our Jade Star Aged White Tea series. Blend of 2010 Shou Mei and Mu Dan, rich in furry buds for potent tea lifted effects. Resin, canned peaches, cream, kraft paper and butterscotch.
Anji Bai Cha
Top shelf grade. Pre Qing Ming picked Anji Green. Freshly mowed grass, asparagus umami, starfruit and green pumpkin seeds.
Mo Li Wulong
Ball rolled Tie Guan Yin Oolong scented with fresh Jasmine. Sweet flowers, buttered spinach and spring meadows.
Fujieda Kaori Black
Sweet and velvety Japanese Black. Geranium, lemon meringue pie, flapjacks and cream cheese frosting
Cleansing, uplifting and calming tisane. Sweet lemons, thyme and fresh grass.
Gan Cao - Radix Glycyrrhizae
Sweet medicinal root known to enhance mood and help relieve sore throat, cough and asthma.
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.
Smoked Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong
Longan wood smoked Lapsang made in Tong Mu village. Dried pears, milk chocolate, allspice and smoked banana.
Bei Dou Yi Hao - North Star
Cultivar developed from cuttings of the original Da Hong Pao mother plants. Medium roasted dark fudge aroma. Brandy, hazelnut, butterscotch and cooked apple.
Toyo Mukashi Uji Matcha
Ultra small batch Uji Matcha made by a revered family of Matcha makers. Creamed spinach, grated courgettes, bready umami and violet sweetness.
A sachet of our special recipe of 8 freshly ground spices to make the perfect Chai.
A tasting extravaganza featuring sixteen sessions of 8 stellar Mei Leaf teas in one box.
Lu An Gua Pian
Unique Anhui province Green tea using a bigger leaf picking combined with flash roasting to bring out warmth and sweetness. Dark baked potato skin and watercress moving to strawberry cheesecake.
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 synergistic blend of Chinese herbs to improve focus and optimise cognitive function.
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.
Heritage cultivar Green tea from the high elevations of Zhejiang. Roasted sweetcorn and galia melons.
Blend of Chinese herbs for promoting radiant skin from the inside. Tonifies and nourishes the body, clearing any excess imbalance which affects skin health.
A blend of Chinese herbs that work synergistically to naturally strengthen the immune system.
Sweet and herbaceous tisane with a multitude of benefits. Especially, shown to be effective at reducing rheumatic and arthritis pain.
500-800 Year Old Gushu Raw PuErh Bing Dao 2018
Powerhouse Gushu made from est 500-800 year old tea trees in Bing Dao. This is a potent tea with a powerful body sensation. Burnt banana and light, fresh apricot sweetness. Edamame nuttiness moving to a pink grapefruit aroma. Very high minerality and rich mouthfeel.
100 Year Old Tea Tree Raw PuErh He Kai Spring 2018
Raw old tree PuErh from the He Kai mountain region with signature creamy notes of brown bread ice cream, sultana and lemon curd fruitiness and a hot laundry aroma.
Yiwu Huangpian Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2019
Huangpian Gushu raw PuErh made from ancient tea trees in Yiwu. Pear skin, talcum, orchid and hawthorn fruits.
Top shelf, hand picked Gyokuro. Shade grown for over three weeks. Creamy taro and green marrow soup moving to bright sweet limoncello.
Rich and balanced Sencha made from the bright Okumidori cultivar. Sakura blossom, oat porridge aroma with a sweet Amalfi lemon finish.
Gui Hua Wulong
Aromatic Oolong scented with Osmanthus flowers. Raw almond and butter start, sweet osmanthus middle and fresh green grass finish.
2002 Bulang Gushu Sheng & 2017 Nannuo Gushu Sheng
An ultra special blend of Gushu PuErh. Combining top grade material from 2002 and 2017 to create a dynamic mix of aged and young PuErh. Dark forest honey, oxidised plums, candied beetroot moving to orange fruit pastilles.
Sweet and cooling with a slight toffee warmth. An uplifting tisane by itself or to add a little brightness to any other brew.
Blended formulation of Chinese herbs to help unwind and calm stress. Drink regularly for sustained anti-stress benefits.
Potent mix of summer flowers and Kuding. A calming brew with a perfumed brightness and a satisfying bitter sweet finish.
300 Year Old Gushu Raw PuErh Jing Mai Spring 2019
Ultra fragrant Jing Mai Gushu Raw PuErh with a fizzy mouthfeel. Magnolia, river rocks, pomelo and burnt banana.
Bright and refreshing tisane traditionally used by women after 32 weeks of pregnancy to strengthen uterine muscles for an easier birth.
Ren Shen Wulong
Combination of Anxi Oolong and Ginseng for a natural energy boost. Hazelnut syrup, liquorice and creamy nougat.
Soft, rich and warming with much of the satisfaction of black tea. Cherry, vanilla and honey with eucalyptus freshness.
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.
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.
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.
Specially processed Oolong for high Gaba (over 250mg per 100g). Roasted coconut and burnt pine depth with a rosehip acidity and lingering eucalyptus sweetness.
Hai Zao - Sargassum
A superfood which can be brewed as tisane for a multitude of beneficial effects.
Senna leaves are known to help relieve constipation, especially habitual constipation.
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
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.
Jin Xuan Nai Cha
Scented Jin Xuan Oolong for an extra level of creaminess. Condensed milk, green mango and pineapple.
Gain a deep understanding of how origin and age affect Silver Needle. Includes three pinnacle teas (over 100 brews) and guided tasting notes.
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.
Xiao Suan Tie Guan Yin
Unique style Tie Guan Yin. The leaves are held for 2 days to accentuate sour fruits. Salted brown butter cinnamon apples, yogurt, green mango and watermelon rind freshness.
Blend of raw herbs to drink as a tisane every day in order to help maintain control over blood sugar levels.
Hu Xiao Qi Lan
Uniquely light Wuyi Oolong cultivar. Summery mix of hay, asian pear, mangosteen and meadow flowers with a charcoal warmth.
Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin
Pinnacle quality Xiping Tie Guan Yin made in a Qing Xiang Zheng Wei style. Asian pear, custard apples, sago and coconut milk.
Qimen Hao Ya
Top shelf, hand-rolled Keemun Black. Malted milk, caramel, fermented apricots, cedar wood and rose.
Beautifying blend of White Peony, Rose and Red Dates. Herbaceous, minty sweet nut milk and warm honey.
An educational experience of comparative tea tastings to learn about the different styles of tea production. Japan vs China, Ball Rolled vs Strip and Raw vs Ripe tea.
Soothing tisane containing a blend of raw herbs to strengthen the digestive system and relieve irritations and bloating.
Da Hong Pao
Special blended Zhengyan Da Hong Pao made by 5th generation Yancha family. Vanilla buttercream, antique woods, vinyl and raspberry.
Relaxing tonic good for calming nerves and stimulating liver function. Herbal bitters like tonic water and genepi.
Chinese herbal blend designed to work together to strengthen the detox organs in order to assist the body to flush toxins.
Fragrant combination of Jasmine Silver Needle and Chrysanthemum. Wild strawberries, sweet flowers and river pebbles.
Mo Li Yin Zhen
White tea buds scented with fresh Jasmine flowers. Floral sweet with starfruit and apple candy over a slate rockiness.
Fuding Bai Mu Dan
Very fine picked, partially sun-dried Bai Mu Dan from Fuding. Marzipan, cantaloupe, wintergreen and nut milk.
Bai Mu Dan
Fuding Bai Mu Dan picked with standard protocol of bud and up to three leaves. Jasmine, green apple skin and wintergreen.
Bai Mu Dan
Educate your palate in White Peony origins and picking styles. Includes three specially sourced teas (over 100 brews) and guided tasting notes.
Ancient tea tree Raw PuErh from Baka in Yunnan. Butterscotch, pear compote and fennel seed sweetness moving to jasmine and orange.
Rich Black tea made from the Yunnan Da Ye Zhong cultivar. Maple syrup, carob and barley malt with violet flowers and fig.