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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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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.

Na Han & Mang Fei Gushu Sheng Autumn 2020

Transformative Autumn Sheng PuErh blend of Na Han and Mang Fei Gushu. Condensed milk snow cone, frangipane, persimmon and strawberries with loquat syrup.

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

Unsmoked Lapsang from the famed Tong Mu village. Floral and fruity with muscatel grapes, lychees, rose, lilac and fresh cut wet oak.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mengding Gan Lu

Historic Green tea produced for 2000 years. First pluck of the year from 55 year old tea trees. Orchid, orange blossom and edamame with a sweet finish

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.

Alishan Jin Xuan

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

2018 Lincang Shu PuErh

Ultra-rich and smooth ripe 2018 PuErh. Vanilla bourbon, Garibaldi biscuits, whipped cream, and walnut chocolate brownies.

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.

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.

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

Specially processed Oolong for high Gaba (over 250mg per 100g). Roasted coconut and burnt pine depth with a rosehip acidity and lingering eucalyptus sweetness.

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.

Huangshan Maofeng

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

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.

Hu Xiao Qi Lan

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ye Sheng Zi Ya

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

Ba Da Gushu Raw PuErh Spring 2021

Rich yet delicate Raw PuErh. Peanut soup and chestnut cream moving to kiwi, orchid and lemon thyme.

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

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

Gui Fei Oolong

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

Anji Bai Cha

Pinnacle grade Anji Bai Cha made with a unique cultivar. White chocolate, warm milk, orchids, gooseberries and wild strawberries.

Three of our most loved White teas to taste the wonder of Whites. 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.

Hou Kui - Monkey King

Handmade Taiping Hou Kui with deep Hou Yun sweetness. Nashi pear, petrichor, soy milk with a guava finish.

Bai Mu Dan

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

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 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.

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

Jiao Gu Lan - Gynostemma pentaphyllum

A powerful immune boosting adaptogenic herb with a vast variety of reported health benefits. Licorice sweet and grassy.

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.

Da Ye Kuding - Ilex kaushue

Very strong calming herb with a smoky aroma and powerful medicinal bitterness moving to 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Organic, high mountain tisane with cleansing, digestif qualities. The flavours of Mediterranean mountains. Oregano, thyme, orange zest and frankincense.

Smoked Tong Mu Zhengshan Xiaozhong

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Asamiya Wakoucha

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

Alishan Jin Xuan

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

Xing Ren Dan Cong

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

Jun Xiang Liu Bao

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

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

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

Bizarrely Aged Dianhong

Bizarrely aged ancient tree Dianhong with incredible results. Aged tangerine zest, antique wood and brandy soaked Christmas pudding.

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.

Deeper and fruitier purple rose. Apple cider, cherry sweets and honey.

2020 Jing Mai Dashu White

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

Rou Gui Yan Cha

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

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.

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.

Bulang Lao Cha Tou

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

Zhu Ye Qing - Bamboo Leaf Green

First pluck of the year from heirloom cultivars. Green apple, sweetened soy milk, sugar snap peas and green bamboo.

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.

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.

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

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.

2009 Fuding Silver Needle

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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Fully handmade 120ml Chaozhou Clay teapot by potter Zhang in the Xi Shi style.

A super stylish thick hammered glass Gong Dao Bei (fairness cup) for adding a bit of extra bling to your sessions.

Set of 2 Tulip shaped tasting cups made from thin De Hua porcelain. Elegant and beautiful yet practical.

Playful yet elegant Fish design tea boat for simple Gong Fu brewing or as part of a more elaborate tea session.

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