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!
1992 Tie Guan Yin
Dark, 25 year aged Tie Guan Yin made in 1992 and stored immaculately. Sweet, rich and rounded with vanilla fudge, mocha coffee and black treacle.
2016 Bulang Laoshu Shu PuErh
Masterfully fermented ripe PuErh made from 100 year old Bulang tea tree pickings. Fudge, dulce de lecce, frangelico and burnt paper.
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.
White tea star combined with a single red Amaranth. Floral sweetness with forest air and malty rich warmth.
Organic Oolong processed in nitrogen 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 1998
Ripe PuErh aged since 1998 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
Tribal black tea from Banzhang village. Chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries and hay with burnt caramel and raisin 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.
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.
Our house blend of ground chai spices with a Fujianese 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.
Yun Wu - Cloud & Mist Green
Underrated Zhejiang Green with a balance of fresh, savoury and sweet flavours. Creamy courgettes, raw green pepper freshness and potato sweetness with a lime zest ending.
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.
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.
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.
Herbal blend traditionally used to help reduce high blood pressure.
Shu Pu Erh 2010
Ripe PuErh made from buds and baby leaves and aged since 2010. 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.
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
Highest grade Wuyi tea picked only a few days per year. Turkish delight notes of rose and cocoa, lychee fruitiness and roasted prune. Ultra soft and juicy.
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
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.
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.
Clinically formulated blend of Chinese herbs which can support the Circulatory system of the body.
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.
Porcelain 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. Lush and aromatic with satisfying vegetal notes of cut grass and asparagus with toasted hazelnuts.
Tie Luo Han - Iron Arhat
Burnt chocolate, brandy soaked cherries, slight menthol freshness and antique wood. Tingling minerality moving from dry to juicy sweet.
Aged Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei
Aged 2011 blend of Bai Mu Dan and Shou Mei. Like drinking your way into dreamland. Intensely euphoric and energizing with a meditative foundation. Muscatel fermented high notes with green acorns and hazelnut warmth and a slight verbena freshness.
2009 Fuding Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei
Much anticipated sequel of the legendary Jade Star. An aged Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei blended White tea from 2009. Dried mint, burnt apples and dark molasses with a spicy, cannabis skunkiness.
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.
Organic Sencha from the southern tip of Japan with a distinct sea air quality. Porridge oats, lemon balm, celery salt and avocado.
Yiwu 800 Year Old Gushu PuErh Raw 2005
PuErh does not come much more revered than this one. Over twelve year Kunming aged Gushu from the legendary Yiwu mountains. Thick, smooth and oily with prunes, shaoshing wine and sandalwood incense.
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.
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.
Xiping Chuan Tong Tie Guan Yin
Unroasted traditional style Tie Guan Yin Oolong from the birthplace of this famous tea. Lily flowers, drying grass and vanilla yoghurt drink with orange boiled sweets.
A sachet of our special recipe of 8 freshly ground spices to make the perfect Chai.
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.
Taiping Hou Kui - Monkey King
A special fully handmade batch of Taiping Hou Kui Green tea. Young coconut water, pumpkin seed milk and orchids.
Hou Kui - Monkey King
A delicate, large leaf variety Green tea. Orchid fragrance, aloe vera and zucchini bright notes and a nutmeg spiced soy milk creaminess.
Pasha 500 Year Old Gushu Raw 2016
Masterful Raw Gushu with a thick, syrupy texture. Sweet grapefruit zest, leather bound library books and brown butter. The tiniest hint of bitterness transforms to a lily flower sweetness.
Yellow mountain Green with a warming, thick and brothy profile. Cooked artichoke, cucumber, wet grass and botanical bitters.
Top drawer Green needle tea from Kaihua in Zhejiang. The epitome of spring with starfruit, fresh linen and green bamboo.
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.
Top shelf, hand picked Gyokuro. Shade grown for over three weeks. Sweet taro, parsley stalks, peppery nettles and a rich creamy umami broth.
Ceremonial grade organic matcha sourced from Shizuoka in Japan. Fresh spring fields and kombu umami leading to a brief bitter hit followed by vibrant, juicy sweetness.
Gui Hua Wulong
Aromatic Oolong scented with Osmanthus flowers. Raw almond and butter start, sweet osmanthus middle and fresh green grass finish.
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.
Lao Man E 500 Year Old Gushu Raw Spring 2017
Potent Gushu raw PuErh from Lao Man E village in Bulang. Exclusive batch, house roasted by Mei Leaf in London. Quince, blow torched rice and pears. Sweet Limoncello bitters.
Xigui 150 Year Old Tea Trees Raw Spring 2017
A comforting and easy drinking Xigui village raw PuErh made from 150 year old tea trees. Pandan rice pudding with strawberry jam and jasmine.
Ye Sheng Zi Ya
Made from buds of the Purple trees in Yunnan. Peach, elderflower and balsa wood with a vanilla sweetness.
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.
Jin Xuan Nai Cha
Scented Jin Xuan Oolong for an extra level of creaminess. Condensed milk, green mango and pineapple.
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.
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.
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.
Xiping Huang Guan Yin
Refreshing and bright Tie Guan Yin made with a hybrid cultivar. Torn fresh green leaves, orchid, melon and lemon balm. Quenching dry with a sour candy puckering leading to soft, sweet juiciness.
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.
Gan De Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin
Superior grade Anxi oolong for the most discerning tea drinker. Honeysuckle, orchid and light banana cream with a gentle spinach and grass finish.
Qimen Hao Ya
Top shelf grade of a classic Anhui black. Black cherry, stewed prunes, hay and dark chocolate.
Beautifying blend of White Peony, Rose and Red Dates. Herbaceous, minty sweet nut milk and warm honey.
Tang Dynasty temple tea closely associated with Buddhist monks which inspired Japanese tea culture. Slate, elderflower and edamame with a sweet, orange lozenge finish.
Yiwu 200 Year Old Tea Trees Raw Spring 2017
A very small batch raw PuErh from the famous Yiwu region of Yunnan. Orange zest, cream and botanicals with a sweet, mineral aftertaste. The aperitif cocktail of raw PuErh.
Soothing tisane containing a blend of raw herbs to strengthen the digestive system and relieve irritations and bloating.
Toyo Mukashi Uji Matcha
Ultra small batch Uji Matcha made by a revered family of Matcha makers. Creamed spinach, watercress, rich umami and a palma violet sweetness.
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.
Blended, raw herbs to help achieve a healthy weight through clearing stagnation and improving fat processing.
Fragrant combination of Jasmine Silver Needle and Chrysanthemum. Wild strawberries, sweet flowers and river pebbles.
Fengqing Dian Hong
True Imperial grade Dian Hong. The finest Yunnan black tea that you can get. Sweet hay with hints of cocoa, baked apples, fudge and sultanas.
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
Fluffy blend of buds and leaves for a richer flavour. Gold, soft, thick and syrupy liquor. Green chestnuts, vanilla, honey and nut milk.
Zhengshan Xiaozhong - Lapsang Souchong
Lightly pine smoked Fujian black. Fresh reams of paper, chocolate, brazil nuts and a nearby campfire.
Early spring picked Japanese steamed tea. Bright lime liquor which is thick and brothy. Lemon, asparagus and green beans. Savoury to sweet interplay.
Bing Dao 600 Year Old Gushu Raw 2017
Bright and gentle PuErh made from ancient tree leaves picked and blended from the East and West sides of Bingdao. Green grapes and mangosteen with a herbaceous and minty cool sweetness.