Processing of White tea sounds ridiculously simple - pick leaves, put them out in the sun to dry (or air heaters if it's rainy) and voila you have White tea. But when a process is so simple there is no room for mistakes, no way to fix any shortcomings in extra layers of processing. Any errors will be easy to pick up to the trained palate. This is the Goldilocks of tea - a small aberration makes an obviously poorer quality tea - all conditions have to be 'just right'.
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.
Bai Mu Dan
Fuding Bai Mu Dan 2020. Lilac, green apple skin, almond milk and hot pavements.
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.
2021 Nan Nuo White
Old tree White made from the famous Nan Nuo forests. Rhubarb crumble, milk tea and raspberries.
Ye Sheng Zi Ya
Made from buds of the Purple trees in Yunnan. Peach, elderflower and balsa wood with a vanilla sweetness.
Three of our most loved White teas to taste the wonder of Whites. Contains enough tea for at least 9 Gong Fu Sessions.
Mo Li Yin Zhen
White tea buds scented with fresh Jasmine flowers. Floral sweet with starfruit and apple candy over a slate rockiness.
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.
Beautifying blend of White Peony, Rose and Red Dates. Herbaceous, minty sweet nut milk and warm honey.
Fragrant combination of Jasmine Silver Needle and Chrysanthemum. Wild strawberries, sweet flowers and river pebbles.
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.
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.
2010 & 2012 Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei
Blend of aged Fuding White teas with a deep body sensation. Amaretti biscuits, cherry frangipane tart and pine resin.
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 selection of hand produced blossoming tea created by Chinese artisans. Beautiful floral displays blossom in your glass. Made from white tea buds for a light and elegant flavour.
2020 Jing Mai Dashu White
Jing Mai old tree pickings made into a potent White tea. Milk chews, incense cedar and cherry candy.
2009 Fuding Silver Needle
Aged Fuding Silver Needle with rich depth and cooling sweetness. Marzipan, blackberries and poppy seed strudel.
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.
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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.