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Best tea shop in London!

Such a wide range of fantastic tasting and sometimes very rare teas. Don, Celine & all the staff... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Shaun W
via mobile
Great unique place to try new tea

A friend took me here to try not only the tea, but to experience the way that the tea is brewed and... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
CW00236
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 Jun 2018
“Best tea shop in London!”
12 Apr 2018
“Great unique place to try new tea”
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The Mei Leaf teahouse is fast becoming London's premium destination for the finest in healthy and delicious single-estate, loose leaf tea and tisanes. It incorporates an innovative tea bar, producing the most delicious pure tea and tea cocktails on...more
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99 Camden High Street | Camden, London NW1 7JN, England
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Such a wide range of fantastic tasting and sometimes very rare teas. Don, Celine & all the staff have always been very friendly & certainly know what they’re taking about. A chilled, relaxed atmosphere that certainly contrasts with the madness of Camden. I always end...More

Thank Shaun W
Don M, Owner at Mei Leaf, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Many thanks Shaun, we are always happy to welcome you for more tea!

Reviewed 13 April 2018

A friend took me here to try not only the tea, but to experience the way that the tea is brewed and served. We had Ruby Gaba tea and every time you brew the leaves, it tastes slightly different, and the tea leaves smell different...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Everything about this tea place is just so lovely and nice. Very informative too about the benefits of the teas they serve and sell. The best part is the staff who works there behind the counter serving us tea and explaining with passion all the...More

Thank Kumar M
Don M, Owner at Mei Leaf, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you Kumar, we will show your review our staff who will be very happy that they could help you!

Reviewed 3 December 2017

I spent a tranquil afternoon in here and had a couple of pots of tea, and ended up buying some to take home as well. They have a great range of teas with detailed descriptions of not only the flavours, but also the location the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Amazing selection of teas, friendly well educated staff. They are tea sommeliers. This is the best selction of teas I've seen outside of Bangkok. Not a leaf of artifically flavoured tea here. If you think of tea like fine wine, and wasn to learn more,...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine swears by this place saying it's the best tea he has had and that Chinalife (Mei Leaf) has a tea for anyone and if you don't like tea is because you haven't found the right one yet. I found out today...More

Thank JstAnotherEnglishman
Don M, Owner at Mei Leaf, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we are thrilled to have helped find you some exciting tea and hopefully encouraged you to explore the world of true tea further.

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

As a Chinese tea lover, I always love going there to have tea and a quiet afternoon which I can do some work or reading. Highly recommend for any chinese tea lover or anyone who loves to try out new tea from different culture:)

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited Chinalife twice in September of 2016, when I was visiting London as a tourist with my girlfriend. I've heard about their tea house from their Youtube channel. The experience was very pleasant. They have a very large selection of teas, which you can...More

Thank roksraka
Don M, Owner at Mei Leaf, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you for your kind review, and thanks for making us a destination on your London travels.

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I seriously adore the character of the ChinaLife tea shop. The selection is enormous and all delicious. The staff are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The prices very reasonable (up to £3.60 for a tea, served in traditional 'gong fu' style, with unlimited refills and a...More

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Don M, Owner at Mei Leaf, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thanks Luke, a good review always brings some extra motivation to our day here at chinalife!

Reviewed 19 June 2016

Love this place. Both as a shop and a tea bar. I probably come here a couple times a month to have (usually) my favourite tea, the imperial sunrise. It is tea blended with goji berries and orange, just delicious. Huge selection of loose tea...More

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Don M, Owner at Mei Leaf, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

So happy that you enjoy our tea creations. Thank you for the review, we appreciate it very much and it gives us motivation to keep improving!

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culture, Camden offers a concentrated version of
London street life. From bargain shopping and people
watching to rubbing elbows in its abundance of pubs
and bars, Camden is the place to be for many a
Londoner. It is also home to some of the hottest live
music venues in Europe. As packed as Camden High
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