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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2004 Yiwu Gushu Sheng PuErh

Special 2004 aged Yiwu Gushu Puerh. Pear puree, bitter melon and lily brightness with cedarwood, thyme, cherry and sweet tobacco depth.

2010 Fuding Shou Mei

Aged white with a deep body sensation of flushing warmth, cooling breath and feelings of quiet awe. Thyme, prune polenta cake, cellar wood and tuica plum alcohol.

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.

Huangshan Maofeng

Top grade Maofeng Green from Anhui's Yellow mountains. Dewy summer morning air, creamy taro and lemon zested sweet peas.

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.

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. Creamed spinach, grated courgettes, bready umami and violet sweetness.

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.

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)

Dark roasted Wuyi Yan Cha (rock oolong). Charcoal caramel leading to cranberry juice soaked wood. Vanilla whisky, fresh tobacco and ripe apricots.

Da Hong Pao

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

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

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.

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.

Anji Bai Cha

Top shelf grade. Pre Qing Ming picked Anji Green. Freshly mowed grass, asparagus umami, starfruit and green pumpkin seeds.

Ancient tea tree Raw PuErh from Baka in Yunnan. Butterscotch, pear compote and fennel seed sweetness moving to jasmine and orange.

2010 Gong Ting Shu PuErh

Ultra-fine royal picking 2010 Bulang ripe PuErh. Milk biscuits, custard, palm sugar and pear drops.

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.

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.

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.

2012 Bulang Shu PuErh

A very 'adult tasting' Bulang Shu PuErh aged since 2012. Fig newtons, overproof rum, antique wood, carob and date syrup.

A potent synergistic blend of immunomodulating tisanes formulated by our doctors to protect and restore.

Mo Li Long Zhu

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

Dian Hong

Rich Black tea made from the Yunnan Da Ye Zhong cultivar. Maple syrup, carob and barley malt with violet flowers and fig.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Smoked Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong

Longan wood smoked Lapsang made in Tong Mu village. Dried pears, milk chocolate, allspice and smoked banana.

Gui Hua Wulong

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

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.

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

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.

Da Wu Ye Dancong

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

Junshan Yinzhen

Fragrant Yellow tea which is highly prized in China. Mountain snow, guava and starfruits with the warmth of pumpkin seeds and vanilla pods.

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.

Rose Gongfu

A luxurious combination of Fujian small leaf black tea and rosebuds. Malt loaf, rose and dark baked chocolate brownies.

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.

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.

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.

Hai Zao - Sargassum

A superfood which can be brewed as tisane for a multitude of beneficial effects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matricaria recutita

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

Verbena hastata

Relaxing tonic good for calming nerves and stimulating liver function. Herbal bitters like tonic water and genepi.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blend of raw herbs to drink as a tisane every day in order to help maintain control over blood sugar levels.

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.

Xiping Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin

Hand shaken, top drawer Tie Guan Yin given an extra day before firing. Spring mountain air with fresh grass, Carnations and Jasmine. A touch of cream leading to some starfruit sourness.

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.

Xiping Xiao Zheng Tie Guan Yin

A premium hand shaken Tie Guan Yin, processed to bring out a naturally yolky fragrance. Sweet custard, dessicated coconut and Gardenia flowers.

Jade Dew

Top shelf, hand picked Gyokuro. Shade grown for over three weeks. Sweet taro, parsley stalks, peppery nettles and a rich creamy umami broth.

Organic, high mountain tisane with cleansing, digestif qualities. The flavours of Mediterranean mountains. Oregano, thyme, orange zest and frankincense.

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.

2015 Bai Mu Dan

Mid-aged Fuding White Peony to drink now or continue to age. Marzipan, melon candy, icing sugar, cement and winter air. Includes instructions for ageing tea.

Ultra limited Gushu PuErh to commemorate the birth of Aiyana Mei.

Ultra limited Gushu PuErh to commemorate the birth of Aiyana Mei.

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

Exemplary Hou Kui with deep Hou Yun sweetness. Sweet orchids, nashi pear, soy milk and guava.

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.

Rich and balanced Sencha made from the bright Okumidori cultivar. Sakura blossom, oat porridge aroma with a sweet Amalfi lemon 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.

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.

Bai Hao Yin Zhen

First flush, sun withered Silver Needle from the idyllic Guangxi province. Papaya, orange blossom cream and white chrysanthemum.

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.

Fuding Bai Mu Dan

Very fine picked, partially sun-dried Bai Mu Dan from Fuding. Marzipan, cantaloupe, wintergreen and nut milk.

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

Roasted 2012 Bulang Ripe PuErh

A totally unique and experimental batch of London roasted Ripe PuErh. Salted caramel drizzled on oatcakes, speculoos and malted cream.

Baked Lao Cha Tou

London baked nuggets of Lao Cha Tou PuErh - naturally formed during the fermentation process. Mint candy, fresh blueberries, cream cheese frosting and dried cherries.

Fujieda Kaori Black

Sweet and velvety Japanese Black. Geranium, lemon meringue pie, flapjacks and cream cheese frosting

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.

Heritage cultivar Green tea from the high elevations of Zhejiang. Roasted sweetcorn and galia melons.

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.

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.

Bai Mu Dan

Fuding Bai Mu Dan picked with standard protocol of bud and up to three leaves. Jasmine, green apple skin and wintergreen.

Qimen Hao Ya

Top shelf, hand-rolled Keemun Black. Malted milk, caramel, fermented apricots, cedar wood and rose.

Rubus Idaeus

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

Aspalathus linearis

Soft, rich and warming with much of the satisfaction of black tea. Cherry, vanilla and honey with eucalyptus freshness.

Beautifying blend of White Peony, Rose and Red Dates. Herbaceous, minty sweet nut milk and warm honey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A sachet of our special recipe of 8 freshly ground spices to make the perfect Chai.

Antique and heirloom tea produced during the first decades of ripe PuErh production. Generous in depth and clarity. Meringues and hazelnut nougat with clay, jujube and quince.

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

Anji Bai Cha

Pinnacle grade Anji Green tea with very young, bud heavy pickings. Sweet yellow apples, edamame, orchids and milk bingsu.

Ba Xian Dan Cong

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

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.

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.

Gain a deep understanding of how origin and age affect Silver Needle. Includes three pinnacle teas (over 100 brews) and guided tasting notes.

Top shelf, hand picked Gyokuro. Shade grown for over three weeks. Creamy taro and green marrow soup moving to bright sweet limoncello.

A tasting extravaganza featuring sixteen sessions of 8 stellar Mei Leaf teas in one box.

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.

Private collection release aged Raw PuErh to celebrate the birth of Aiyana Mei. Sweet Maduro cigars, cedarwood and prunes.

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

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

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

Present your tea with style and function with a curved porcelain scoop.

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