Mei Leaf

Shopping, Specialist food and drink Camden Town
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Mei Leaf

Tea bar in Camden

Created with the aim of bridging the gap between Eastern and Western healthcare, Mei Leaf is a modern holistic health shop with wooden shelves piled high with a selection of teas, supplements and aromatherapy oils. Stylishly packaged skincare and body ranges feature all-natural active ingredients: some familiar (gingko and ginseng), others, like the anti-ageing reishi or moisture-boosting Chinese angelica, less well known in the West. We particularly like the herbal foot bath, the flower water sprays and the jasmine face mask for dry skin. Tea-lovers are spoilt for choice, with an impressive array of medicinal blends and flower- and berry-filled sachets. A chic tea bar also offers exotic concoctions infused with pomegranate syrup and crushed rosebuds and fragrant, spice-infused lattes. At the shop’s rear, canvas panels suspended from the ceiling create an airy room where a therapist can help you feel right as rain with an energising lifestyle package, where acupuncture and Chinese Meridian massage fulfil their promises. Next door at the AcuMedic clinic, a team of experts from China can offer solutions to just about anything, from infertility through to smoking addiction.

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Mei Leaf says
Experience the revelation of 'true tea'! We source the absolute pinnacle of tea – no horrible tea bags or artificial scents: this is authentic tea with a wealth of history, craftsmanship, flavours and feelings. Walk in sober and walk out tea drunk!
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Venue name: Mei Leaf
Address: 99 Camden High St
Opening hours: 9am-8pm Mon-Sat; 9am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Camden Town/Mornington Crescent
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Lucie D
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The best tea house ever. Quiet, sublime ambience and friendly staff who have tought me to prepare my tea the correct way - i.e. to ditch the teabags! ;) I can't imagine a day without my glass tea brewer. And anytime I'm in Camden and in need of de-stressor, I go to my 'temple' for one of their ace teas and come out a new person!

Arthur S
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Perhaps London's finest tea shop: knowledgeable staff, an excellent range of teas and tea-making equipment to buy and an extensive menu of stuff that can be enjoyed at the premises.

Isis C
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The accupuncture sessions are personalised to every individual and the herbal precriptions very accurate

Karsten F
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Amazing Tea house definitely worth a visit really nice and friendly place.

Judy M
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Don and his wife are both passionate and knowledgeable about their business and their products. Their standards are very high, so you can go to them with complete confidence.

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Staff Writer

Such an array of services and great Tea. This place is trusted as a good place to go for Chinese health practises.

loren r
1 of 1 found helpful

Tea is now everywhere, but perfect tea is only there.

I used to leave in Yunnan, cradle of the Tea and since i left, this place is one of the rare one i could experiment the real spirit of leaves.

Chinalife is not only importing tea, they are tea lovers, going to the roots of the trees to be sure to share the best with you.

Tea is a bridge btw China and our world, but is also a deep way to connect with ourselves and then a leaf is not just an anonymous leaf, it is alive, this is Life !

Graham M
1 of 1 found helpful

Dom (owner) has a passion for tea and travels to China every year to collect new varieties. You can learn a lot about tea just by visiting the shop. Lots of other tea related events arranged around the shop that you can discover if you sign up for the news letter.

Jane T
1 of 1 found helpful

Beautiful venue to try out every type of tea imaginable and wonderful staff who are always happy to recommend. My first port of call when I'm in Camden.

Tracie S
1 of 1 found helpful

Chinalife is an incredible place, serving the best tea in London. I go here to find rare blends sourced in China by Don using his highly tuned curating tea master skills. I can rely on Chinalife not only to bring me the best of the oolongs and puerh teas that i like, but also selection of Limited Special Reserves from bespoke tea farmers hidden away in the mountains. If, like wine, you are a connoisseur of tea, this is the ONLY place to buy tea. There is also a varied selection of books in their bookshop and highly qualified Acupuncturists for various treatments. Chinalife is an institution for chinese medicine and a forward thinking brand that is helping to educate and bring more conscious awareness to us as a generation in more ways than one. Highly recommended!

Mie T
1 of 1 found helpful

a really good shop where you can find many many kind of tea! and the owners and almost all the employees are so helpful when you need an advice! you can also go to the library if you want to improve your knowledge about tea or about natural things for your health!!!

Norma G

Very holistic, relaxing atmosphere, fantastic staff on hand for advice plus the most delicious interesting teas which are healing but such a treat especially the way they are brewed and served. Every time I am in Camden it is my first stop.

ian k

Great service, excellent tea and all round professionalism. Chinalife is a credit to the whole staff. Well done and long may you continue the good work.

Keziah W

One of the best and trusted shops in Camden and the whole of London for pure high grade loose tea leaf. There's nowhere else like it!

Nikki P

Brilliant services, knowledgeable staff and passionate people who love what they do! I find it amazing how my first experience could have such a profound impact for my health and life. I look forward to go back each time but in the meantime their online services are just as great!

Jessica B

Fantastic shop with amazing staff and selection of teas and tea oasis in busy Camden.

Joe B

Very proffessional assistance with health support from the natural point of view

Leonie P

An oasis of calm, good health advice and fantastic, well sourced teas. They provide a valuable service not just for the local area but for the whole of London.

Pascal B

I have always found the staff at Chinalife to be courteous and helpful. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the Tea selection is great !!!!

Frederike B

Their tins are basically my birthday present to everyone I know... And then I treat myself to one of their amazing teas in the café section. A wonderful authentic place.

Simon G

A friend of mine and me (both German) went to this teahouse on her birthday. She had a little cough, so the tea would help her a lot. Later on we realised we forgot to pay, but of course came back. ;)

5 Stars for nice staff and high quality tea brewed with love. =)

Kayla F

I love their tea and there produces. When I come home I always am looking forward to making a cup of tea gongfu style! What can I say I'm a teahead!

John B

I keep a pack of Amber gaba oolong on my desk at work to make sure I turn up everyday. Delicious!

Frederick P

They may not have the biggest selection of teas, but most certainly one of the best and with their tea cocktails they add a nice spin to them.

Kaity B

Gorgeous tea prepared by an educated and hospitality minded staff. They sincerely want people to feel welcome. A true nirvana for tea enthusiasts.

Anamaria S

The tea sold here is of high quality(it as become my favourite tea shop), very well organised. The staff is very friendly, very nice, and they actually know their teas(unlike other big names in Tea in London) and are able to help you choose. I love it so much, I'm traveling all the way from Kent to buy tea, even though they have an online shop as well(which is very good), but I just love the shop so much. The tea they make here is always delicious and healthy, and I could spend a whole day just drinking tea

Frank James L

ChinaLife owner and staff have a strong dedication to real tea culture, and freely share that knowledge wirh people around the world via their excellent YouTube channel, and related social media channels.

Will C

This shop offers teas that are taste tested and imported directly from farmers' estates. Easily the finest selection of Chinese tea in the entire country.

Davide S

I love Don's work and it really inspires me and it really helps me grow. I'll be sure to visit when in London.

judit t

This shop is the best source if you like tea and look for quality. It's not only a shop but you can actually sit down and have a pot of your chosen tea.They have cool tea ware too.

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