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There is nothing more incredible to us than the diversity of aroma and flavour which comes from the pure leaf which is why pure tea dominates our offerings. Dive in and discover how one plant can express itself in so many ways!

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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.

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.

Anji Bai Cha

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

Gushu Dianhong

Potent black made from old tea trees with a PuErh character. Black cherry, molasses, orange zest and camphor.

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.

Ceremonial grade matcha sourced from Uji in Japan. Creamy avocado, walnuts and toasted porridge oats.

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 Qi Dan (Big Red Robe)

Dark roasted Wuyi Yan Cha made from Qi Dan cultivar. Pannacotta, redcurrants, pine resin and cherry cough sweets.

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.

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.

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.

Alishan Jin Xuan

A rich and luxurious tea made from the naturally milky Jin Xuan cultivar. Tinned peaches and cream with toasted pound cake.

Deep steamed sencha for a smoother and richer flavour. Artichokes, cherry shortbread, oat porridge and yuzu.

2020 Jing Mai Dashu White

Jing Mai old tree pickings made into a potent White tea. Milk chews, incense cedar and cherry candy.

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.

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.

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.

Very first pluck, shade-grown Sencha from the historic Yame. Rich daikon broth with sweetcorn, wild strawberry sweetness and cannabis spice.

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.

Huangshan Maofeng

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

Three of our most loved White teas to taste the wonder of Whites. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

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.

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

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.

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.

Rou Gui Yan Cha

Fragrant and fruity Rou Gui Yancha. Cherries, custard apple, salty nougat and cassia with petrichor and ozone.

Bai Mu Dan

Fuding Bai Mu Dan 2020. Lilac, green apple skin, almond milk and hot pavements.

Asamiya Wakoucha

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

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.

Ye Sheng Zi Ya

Made from buds of the Purple trees in Yunnan. Peach, elderflower and balsa wood with a vanilla sweetness.

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.

Warm yet bright Oolong made from the Xing Ren variety. Strawberry milk, cooked apples and vanilla biscuits.

Give the Gift of Greens with this selection of three signature Green teas. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

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.

Dark and smooth GABA tea. Deep roasted nuts, tarmac and coffee. Fleeting spices like black cardamom, antique wood and black liquorice.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aloysia citrodora

Cleansing, uplifting and calming tisane. Sweet lemons, thyme and fresh grass.

Matricaria recutita

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

Rubus Idaeus

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

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.

Urtica dioica

Sweet and herbaceous tisane with a multitude of benefits. Especially, shown to be effective at reducing rheumatic and arthritis pain.

Nong Xiang Jin Xuan

Naturally creamy Jin Xuan cultivar dark roasted over charcoal. Crème brulee and pandan leaves. Malt milkshake, pecans and dried mulberries.

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.

Hojicha

A roasted blend of three pickings of Bancha Green tea. Caramel soya sauce, hay and poached pears.

Da Wu Ye Dancong

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

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). 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.

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.

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 Huangpian Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2019

Huangpian Gushu raw PuErh made from ancient tea trees in Yiwu. Pear skin, talcum, orchid and hawthorn fruits.

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.

Yongxi Huo Qing

Ming Dynasty, hand processed rolled Green from 70 year old tea trees in Anhui. Pomelo, winter melon, frangipane and sweet biscuits.

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.

Basket aged, small batch Liu Bao from 1988. Hazelnut syrup, lillies and raisin malt loaf.

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.

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.

Gui Fei Oolong

Bug-bitten Taiwanese Oolong with knockout aromatics. Muscatel, cedar, orchid and honeyed apricots.

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.

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.

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.

Three of our favourite PuErhs to experience the unbridled taste and potency of PuErh. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.

He Kai & Jing Mai Sheng Gushu Spring 2020

Special blend of 300-400 year old tea tree material from He Kai and Jing Mai. Zesty and mineral with baked apples, grenadine syrup and mandarin peel.

Hu Xiao Qi Lan

Uniquely light Wuyi Oolong cultivar. Summery mix of hay, asian pear, mangosteen and meadow flowers with a charcoal warmth.

2009 Fuding Silver Needle

Aged Fuding Silver Needle with rich depth and cooling sweetness. Marzipan, blackberries and poppy seed strudel.

Bulang Lao Cha Tou

Fruit laden Ripe PuErh made from the Lao Cha Tou. Black cherry, blueberry cheesecake and ginger biscuits.

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.

Jun Xiang Liu Bao

Young yet vibrant and rich Liu Bao. Tangerine, rosehip, brazil nuts and rye.

Ba Qi Shan Gushu Sheng 2020

Creamy and sweet raw Gushu PuErh from Ba Qi Shan in Lincang. Strawberry cream chews, steamed bamboo and custard buns.

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.

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 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.

Hou Kui - Monkey King

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

Dian Hong

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.

Verbena hastata

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

Aspalathus linearis

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

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.

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.

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.

Kaihua Longding

Top drawer Green needle tea from Kaihua in Zhejiang. The epitome of spring with starfruit, fresh linen and green bamboo.

Taiping Hou Kui - Monkey King

A special fully handmade batch of Taiping Hou Kui Green tea. Young coconut water, pumpkin seed milk and orchids.

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.

Smoked Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong

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

Kagoshima Sencha

Organic Sencha from the southern tip of Japan with a distinct sea air quality. Porridge oats, dashi, cannabis and arugula.

Learn and experience the variety in White tea. Flight box containing three Mei Leaf Whites, tasting cards and an instructional letter. A great tea learning gift for yourself or others.

Taste your way through three top drawer China Green teas. Flight box containing three Mei Leaf Greens, tasting cards and an instructional letter. A great tea learning gift for yourself or others.

Japanese Green Tea flight box containing three Mei Leaf Japanese Greens, tasting cards and an instructional letter. A great tea learning gift for yourself or others.

Dive into the world of China Oolong. Flight box containing three Mei Leaf Oolongs, tasting cards and an instructional letter. A great tea learning gift for yourself or others.

Experience and learn about Taiwanese Oolong. Flight box containing three Mei Leaf Oolongs, tasting cards and an instructional letter. A great tea learning gift for yourself or others.

Discover the variety of flavour in Black tea. Flight box containing three Mei Leaf Blacks, tasting cards and an instructional letter. A great tea learning gift for yourself or others.

Learn about PuErh tea. Flight box containing two PuErh teas - a ripe and raw Gushu. Includes tasting cards and an instructional letter. A great tea learning gift for yourself or others.

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.

An immersive tasting experience flight box showcasing three different cultivars of Long Jing Dragonwell Green tea.

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

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.

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.

Fuding Bai Mu Dan

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

Bai Hao Yin Zhen

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

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.

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.

2012 Bulang Shu PuErh

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alishan Jin Xuan

An ultra-deluxe Jin Xuan with extra creamy confection. Malted milk, creamed spinach, marshmallow and parma violets.

Xiping Zheng Wei Ben Shan

London light roast Tie Guan Yin made with the milky Ben Shan cultivar. Dried coconut granola with apple yoghurt. Includes a sample of unroasted tea.

Tiny batch of ultra-rare 1970's Liu Bao. Dark coconut caramel, betel nut, cinnamon and carob.

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.

White Peony King 2010

Thick, smooth and fruity aged White. Kasugai peach gummies, fresh pears, apple skin and marzipan.

Roasted Gushu Sheng Da Hei Shan Spring 2020

A very personal tea release to mark the end of a crazy year and our hopes for a brighter decade. London roasted Gushu Sheng Puerh from Da Hei Shan. Dark honeycomb, deep baked biscuits, dried cranberries and marmalade.

Jinggu Sheng Gushu PuErh Spring 2020

Potent first-pluck Raw Gushu PuErh from Jinggu. Sticky resin, mango, orchids, papaya, macadamia and semolina pudding with gentian bitters.

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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.

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

Pale blue De Hua porcelain Gaiwan with supreme pouring, balance and design.

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