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!
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.
Deep steamed sencha for a smoother and richer flavour. Artichokes, cherry shortbread, oat porridge and yuzu.
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 made from Qi Dan cultivar. Pannacotta, redcurrants, pine resin 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.
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.
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.
2018 Lincang Shu PuErh
Ultra-rich and smooth ripe 2018 PuErh. Vanilla bourbon, Garibaldi biscuits, whipped cream, and walnut chocolate brownies.
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.
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
Ceremonial grade matcha sourced from Uji in Japan. Creamy avocado, walnuts and toasted porridge oats.
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.
Potent black made from old tea trees with a PuErh character. Black cherry, molasses, orange zest and camphor.
Alishan Jin Xuan
A rich and luxurious tea made from the naturally milky Jin Xuan cultivar. Tinned peaches and cream with toasted pound cake.
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.
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.
Specially processed Oolong for high Gaba (over 250mg per 100g). Roasted coconut and burnt pine depth with a rosehip acidity and lingering eucalyptus sweetness.
Heritage cultivar Green tea from the high elevations of Zhejiang. Roasted sweetcorn and galia melons.
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.
Mo Li Long Zhu
Hand rolled five times infused jasmine Green tea. Ripe strawberries, jasmine, orchid and dry stone leading to summery warm meadows.
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.
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
Gui Fei Oolong
Bug-bitten Taiwanese Oolong with knockout aromatics. Muscatel, cedar, orchid and honeyed apricots.
Ye Sheng Zi Ya
Made from buds of the Purple trees in Yunnan. Peach, elderflower and balsa wood with a vanilla sweetness.
Anji Bai Cha
Pinnacle grade Anji Bai Cha made with a unique cultivar. White chocolate, warm milk, orchids, gooseberries and wild strawberries.
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.
Gui Hua Wulong
Aromatic Oolong scented with Osmanthus flowers. Raw almond and butter start, sweet osmanthus middle and fresh green grass finish.
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.
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.
Fragrant Yellow tea which is highly prized in China. Mountain snow, guava and starfruits with the warmth of pumpkin seeds and vanilla pods.
Very first pluck, shade-grown Sencha from the historic Yame. Rich daikon broth with sweetcorn, wild strawberry sweetness and cannabis spice.
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.
Bizarrely Aged Dianhong
Bizarrely aged ancient tree Dianhong with incredible results. Aged tangerine zest, antique wood and brandy soaked Christmas pudding.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Ren Shen Wulong
Combination of Anxi Oolong and Ginseng for a natural energy boost. Hazelnut syrup, liquorice and creamy nougat.
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 Mu Dan
Fuding Bai Mu Dan 2020. Lilac, green apple skin, almond milk and hot pavements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beautifying blend of White Peony, Rose and Red Dates. Herbaceous, minty sweet nut milk and warm honey.
Potent mix of summer flowers and Kuding. A calming brew with a perfumed brightness and a satisfying bitter sweet finish.
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.
Clinically formulated blend of Chinese herbs which can support the Circulatory system of the body.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 signature Taiwanese Oolongs to sample some of our favourite Formosas. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yongxi Huo Qing
Ming Dynasty, hand processed rolled Green from 70 year old tea trees in Anhui. Pomelo, winter melon, frangipane and sweet biscuits.
Top grade Maofeng Green from Anhui's Yellow mountains. Dewy summer morning air, creamy taro and lemon zested sweet peas.
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.
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.
2010 & 2012 Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei
Blend of aged Fuding White teas with a deep body sensation. Amaretti biscuits, cherry frangipane tart and pine resin.
Anji Bai Cha
Top shelf grade. Pre Qing Ming picked Anji Green. Freshly mowed grass, asparagus umami, starfruit and green pumpkin seeds.
2020 Jing Mai Dashu White
Jing Mai old tree pickings made into a potent White tea. Milk chews, incense cedar and cherry candy.
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.
Ba Da Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2021
Rich yet delicate Raw PuErh. Peanut soup and chestnut cream moving to kiwi, orchid and lemon thyme.
Bulang Lao Cha Tou
Fruit laden Ripe PuErh made from the Lao Cha Tou. Black cherry, blueberry cheesecake and ginger biscuits.
Rou Gui Yan Cha
Fragrant and fruity Rou Gui Yancha. Cherries, custard apple, salty nougat and cassia with petrichor and ozone.
Gua Feng Zhai Sheng Dashu Spring 2020
A heady and complex Yiwu Sheng. Strawberry candy, sweet musk floral face cream, poached pears, medicinal honey and hawthorn fruits.
2015 Mengsong Shu PuErh and 2014 Chen Pi
Small-batch, old arbor 2015 Ripe Puerh blended with aged Xinhui mandarin peel (Chen Pi). Vanilla fudge, wood resin incense and prunes with bitter to sweet mandarin juiciness.
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.
Da Ye Kuding - Ilex kaushue
Very strong calming herb with a smoky aroma and powerful medicinal bitterness moving to sweetness.
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.
Rich Black tea made from the Yunnan Da Ye Zhong cultivar. Maple syrup, carob and barley malt with violet flowers and fig.
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.
Qimen Hao Ya
Top shelf, hand-rolled Keemun Black. Malted milk, caramel, fermented apricots, cedar wood and rose.
Relaxing tonic good for calming nerves and stimulating liver function. Herbal bitters like tonic water and genepi.
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.
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 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 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.
Xiping Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin
A Xiao Qing (fresher) TGY from Xiping. White grapes and green coconut yoghurt.
Top drawer Green needle tea from Kaihua in Zhejiang. The epitome of spring with starfruit, fresh linen and green bamboo.
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
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.
2009 Fuding Silver Needle
Aged Fuding Silver Needle with rich depth and cooling sweetness. Marzipan, blackberries and poppy seed strudel.
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.
Fujieda Kaori Black
Sweet and velvety Japanese Black. Geranium, lemon meringue pie, flapjacks and cream cheese frosting
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.
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 favourite PuErhs to experience the unbridled taste and potency of PuErh. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
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