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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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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.

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 leche, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Experimental batch of Taiwan and London roast Oolong. Coffee crema, baked cream flan and oatmeal cookies moving to nori and wild strawberries.

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.

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.

Ceremonial grade matcha sourced from Uji in Japan. Fresh spring fields and kombu umami leading to a brief bitter hit followed by vibrant, juicy sweetness.

Matricaria recutita

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

200-300 Year Old Gushu Huangpian Raw PuErh Yiwu Spring 2018

Huangpian cake from Gushu Yiwu pickings. Light, sweet and easy drinking. The perfect way to drink Raw Gushu PuErh every day without breaking the bank!

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.

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.

Ba Xian Dan Cong

Famed but lesser produced cultivar of Dancong Oolong. Medium roasted over charcoal. Magnolia, fresh apricots and almond milk.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Gong Ting Zi Juan Ripe PuErh Bulang 2013

Totally unique ripe PuErh made from the purple Zi Juan variety. Burnt brownies and chestnut puree warmth and a jujube and sour cranberries freshness.

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

Ultra luxurious Chinese Black Tea from Tong Mu. Over 13,000 hand picked buds per 100g. Turkish delight, dark chocolate, sandalwood, lychee and rosehip.

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

Huang Dan Tie Guan Yin

Unroasted, modern style Anxi Tie Guan Yin made from the Huang Dan cultivar. Strawberry jam and butter cream biscuits with magnolia, sour cream and persimmon.

Shui Jin Gui

Highly sought after Rock Oolong cultivar from the protected area of Wuyi mountains with potent Yan Yun (rock rhyme). Vanilla, blood oranges, leather, charred wood and almond caramel.

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.

Bai Hao Yin Zhen

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

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 green grapes.

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.

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.

Hojicha

A 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. Deep, rich and aromatic with roasted borlotti beans, sweet limoncello and strawberry jam aromatics.

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.

2004 Fuding Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei

Sticky and syrupy 2004 aged White tea blend from Fuding. Plum wine, honeydew melons, marzipan and mastic resin.

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.

Anji Bai Cha

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

Anji Bai Cha

Pinnacle grade Anji Green tea with very young, bud heavy pickings. Light and sweet with dried raspberries, white chocolate and orchid aromatics.

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.

Aloysia citrodora

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

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.

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

Smoked Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong

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

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.

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.

Kagoshima Sencha

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

Lu An Gua Pian

Unique Anhui province Green tea using a bigger leaf picking combined with flash roasting to bring out warmth and sweetness. Dark baked potato skin and watercress moving to strawberry cheesecake.

Nong Xiang Jin Xuan

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

Taiping Hou Kui - Monkey King

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

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.

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

Kaihua Longding

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

200-300 Year Old Raw Gushu PuErh Yiwu Spring 2018

Small batch and family made Raw Gushu from Yiwu. Super smooth and easy drinking. Wildflower honey, cookie dough ice cream, honeysuckle and oxidised apples.

Urtica dioica

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

500-800 Year Old Gushu Raw PuErh Bing Dao 2018

Powerhouse Gushu made from est 500-800 year old tea trees in Bing Dao. This is a potent tea with a powerful body sensation. Burnt banana and light, fresh apricot sweetness. Edamame nuttiness moving to a pink grapefruit aroma. Very high minerality and rich mouthfeel.

100 Year Old Tea Tree Raw PuErh He Kai Spring 2018

Raw old tree PuErh from the He Kai mountain region with signature creamy notes of brown bread ice cream, sultana and lemon curd fruitiness and a hot laundry aroma.

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.

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.

2002 Bulang Gushu Sheng & 2017 Nannuo Gushu Sheng

An ultra special blend of Gushu PuErh. Combining top grade material from 2002 and 2017 to create a dynamic mix of aged and young PuErh. Dark forest honey, oxidised plums, candied beetroot moving to orange fruit pastilles.

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.

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.

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.

Ye Sheng Zi Ya

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

Rubus Idaeus

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

Aspalathus linearis

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.

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

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.

Jing Mai Spring 2013 Gushu Raw PuErh

Raw Gushu from Jingmai and aged since 2013. Wood soaked in fortified wine, sweet prunes and a little wet campfire spice. Jasmine and pomelo lingering sweetness.

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.

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.

Hu Xiao Qi Lan

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

2011 Fuding Shou Mei

Deep and ambrosial White tea made from a blend of two 2011 Fuding Shou Mei batches. Aged loose and then pressed in 2019.

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.

Qimen Hao Ya

Top shelf, hand-rolled Keemun Black. Malted milk, caramel, fermented apricots, cedar wood and rose.

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.

Ben Shan Tie Guan Yin

Secretive small batch of TGY produced in Xiping in a unique way to bring out a tropical mix of flavours. Coconut water, sorrel, mango and sago pudding with a pomelo 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.

Verbena hastata

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

Fuding Bai Mu Dan

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

Bai Mu Dan

Fuding Bai Mu Dan picked with standard protocol of bud and up to three leaves. Jasmine, green apple skin and wintergreen.

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.

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.

Jing Mai 400 Year Old Gushu PuErh Spring 2018

Delicate pickings of mineral rich Gushu from estimated 400 year old tea trees in Jing Mai. Deep baked bananas, dried apricots, raw pie dough and zesty limes.

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

Dian Hong

Rich Black tea made from the Yunnan Da Ye Zhong cultivar. Maple syrup, carob and barley malt with violet flowers and fig.

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.

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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.

Our perfect Ru Yao porcelain tea cup which reveals a beautiful cracked glaze as you drink.

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

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