Ripened Tea

Fermenting or ripening tea brings a whole new level of funk to tea making. It requires a lot of skill and there is so much badly ripened tea out there (watch out for those crazy fishy notes!) but when you find a good one it is addictively rich, dark and smooth. It may take a few sessions to get accustomed to that deep flavour but once smitten, nothing can ever replace the satisfying boldness and cleansing sensation of a good Hei Cha (ripe tea).

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

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.

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.

Mengku Lao Cha Tou 2017

Rich and powerful Mengku Lao Cha Tou made from 100 year-old trees. Prune brandy, fennel seeds, caramel, wine cellar, licorice and sandalwood incense.

2014 Da Shu Menghai Shu PuErh

Rich Menghai PuErh from 100-year-old trees picked in 2014. Cocoa cookies, chocolate sponge, vanilla fudge, iron supplements, rosehip and overipe cherries.

Spring 2015 Gong Ting Zi Juan Ripe PuErh

Fruity and creamy fermented tea made from the purple Zi Juan cultivar. Blueberries, chocolate brioche, orange boiled sweets, sweet bean paste, and cranberry fudge.

Kombucha Fermented 2019 Bulang Gushu Shu PuErh

Kombucha fermented Gushu PuErh made in bamboo barrels. Intense, sweet, herbal liqueur, custard and preserved plums.

Yamabuki Nadeshiko

Unique Japanese tea fermented with Koji. Brown sugar, Teh Tarik, roasted barley, preserved plums, dried apricots and dates.

2010 Da Shu Menghai Shu PuErh

Old tree Menghai Ripe aged for 13 years before being roasted in aromatic bamboo. Caramel liqueur, cashew milk, cherry panettone, candied persimmon, sandalwood and milk chocolate. Woozy Tea High!

Lao Cha Geng Liu Bao

Vintage Liu Bao made in the mid 1990's mostly from stems for a sweet and clean character. Brown sugar, grain porridge, clay, laundry, peanut butter and love hearts.

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.

2018 Mengku Shu & 2014 Xinhui Chen Pi

Mengku old tree ripe PuErh blended with aged mandarin peel. White chocolate, apple cellars, chamomile flowers, mandarin and cocoa.

Bulang Gong Ting & Grade 1 Shu PuErh Spring 2015

A blend of two Spring 2015 Bulang PuErh Teas. One creamy and one mineral. Vanilla custard, cherry cola, wet pavements and fluffy white bread.

2021 Liu Bao

Vibrant 2021 Liu Bao from Qinzhou. Brown sugar, salted plums, sherbet, iron-rich rocks and aged tangerine.

2010 Bing Dao Gushu Ripe PuErh

Spectacular 2010 Bing Dao Ripe from ancient trees. Bourbon caramel, chocolate covered prunes, fennel seeds, suede and chocolate milk.

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

A perfect digestif after a heavy meal and one of the secrets to keeping slim. Dark roasted plums and burnt vanilla wood with mulled dried orange.

2010 Gong Ting Da Shu Menghai Shu PuErh

Creamy and rich 2010 Gong Ting Menghai ripe PuErh made from old trees. Caramel biscoff biscuits, milk chocolate mousse, antique woods and aged tangerine peel.

2009 Liu Bao

Rich and deep, aged 2009 Liu Bao from Hezhou. Carob, hazelnuts, ginseng, red bean soup, fresh soil and scorched prunes.

2019 Wild Anhua Tian Jian

Top shelf Anhua dark tea made from 70-year-old wild trees. Fruitcake made with boozy soaked prunes, raisins and cherries, charred casks, rock sugar, mastic and pine resin.

Aged CNNP Green Mark

Majestic CNNP Green Mark estimated from the 1970's-1980's with a print-error flipped 'Cha' character on the wrapper. An opportunity to taste PuErh history.

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The essential Glass pot for all Gong Fu teaheads

De Hua Porcelain Gong Dao Bei. Sleek, light blue fairness cup for your Gong Fu sessions.

A classic cup traditionally for Chaozhou style brewing but suits any tasting session.

The perfect way to store your tea. Stackable tins which have been designed to keep your tea organised easily.

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