Black Tea

Black tea is one of those tea types that tends to be left on the side of the road as people embark on their true tea journey. I think that this is because there is so much poor quality black tea made to satisfy the commodity market that it becomes associated for many people with low quality tea. This could not be further from the truth! Sure there are boat loads of basic black tea out there but the really high quality stuff occupies a rarefied atmosphere of some of the finest teas on Earth.

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

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.

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.

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

Jin Jun Mei

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

Jin Mu Dan - Golden Peony

Wuyi mountain Black tea made from the Jin Mu Dan cultivar mostly used for Oolongs. Fresh figs, brown butter, gardenia, violets and lilac.

Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling

Exemplary batch of Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling - the original Muscatel tea. Made from old, seeded Chinese bushes. Mangosteen, muscatel, saffron, mango, fresh turmeric, kumquat and green peppercorns.

Gui Fu Lan Ruan Zhi

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

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

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.

Dashu Dianhong

Deep and rich Yunnan Dianhong made from more than 100 year old trees. Dark chocolate, honeycomb, oat biscuits, apple skin and lime flower.

Asamiya Wakoucha

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

Jin Jun Mei

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

Huang Jin Bai Lu

Elite and micro-batch Black made from semi-wild, old tree, ultra-fine buds from Sichuan. Malted chocolate, salted caramel pecans, raisins, rose and lychee.

Qimen Hao Ya

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

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.

Rose Gongfu

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

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.

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.

Our house blend of ground chai spices with a Qimen Black tea. Malt and chocolate comfort with peppery heat and sweet spices.

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.

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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.

Beautiful double walled small glass cup for showing off your tea.

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