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.
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.
Smoked Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong
Longan wood smoked Lapsang made in Tong Mu village. Dried pears, milk chocolate, allspice and smoked banana.
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
Rich Black tea made from the Yunnan Da Ye Zhong cultivar. Maple syrup, carob and barley malt with violet flowers and fig.
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-bach Black made from semi-wild, old tree, ultra-fine buds from Sichuan. Malted chocolate, salted caramel pecans, raisins, rose and lychee.
Bizarrely Aged Dianhong
Bizarrely aged ancient tree Dianhong with incredible results. Aged tangerine zest, antique wood and brandy soaked Christmas pudding.
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.
Gui Fu Lan Ruan Zhi
High altitude Yunnan Black made from a Taiwanese Oolong variety. Saffron, cedar, muscat grapes, eucalyptus, wintergreen and roasted peaches.
Potent black made from old tea trees with a PuErh character. Black cherry, molasses, orange zest and camphor.
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.
Bright, bold and sweet Wakoucha. Blackcurrant, lemon tart, sugar syrup, poppy seeds and root beer.
Three of our signature Black teas to taste the boldness of Blacks. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
A luxurious combination of Fujian small leaf black tea and rosebuds. Malt loaf, rose and dark baked chocolate brownies.
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 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.
Our house blend of ground chai spices with a Qimen Black tea. Malt and chocolate comfort with peppery heat and sweet spices.
Qimen Hao Ya
Top shelf, hand-rolled Keemun Black. Malted milk, caramel, fermented apricots, cedar wood and rose.
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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Organic Oolong processed in low oxygen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g. Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.
2018 Lincang Shu PuErh
Ultra-rich and smooth ripe 2018 PuErh. Vanilla bourbon, Garibaldi biscuits, whipped cream, and walnut chocolate brownies.
Ba Da Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2021
Rich yet delicate Raw PuErh. Peanut soup and chestnut cream moving to kiwi, orchid and lemon thyme.