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  • Begin Your Tea Journey Today

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    Mei Leaf is here to transform your relationship with tea and ignite a passion that will change your life.

    Every week we post videos about TRUE TEA so that you can become a connoisseur in this incredible leaf.

    This channel is for beginners and pros. We explore all types of tea, how they are made, how to brew them and different ways to savour their flavour and effects.

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  • HOW TO Play all

    How to get tea drunk? How to taste tea like a pro? How to to remove tea stains? How to cold brew tea? How to break and wrap pu erh cakes, brew with a gaiwan, source quality tea, keep tea between the infusions? We try to answer all kinds of how to questions in this collection of videos. If you have a question that we haven't answered yet - do let us know in the comments!
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  • Japanese Greens Play all

    A tribute to the beautiful world of Japanese tea. From Matcha obsession & traditional Teaware culture, to deep diving into Japanese tea production, Gyokuro brewing techniques, Japan trips and factory visits. Plus some funky recipes with Japanese tea.
    • Understanding Japanese Green Tea. JAPAN TRIP - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 22,597 views
      In this video, we give you the lowdown on all the different types of Japanese Green teas from Sencha and Bancha all the way to the lofty Gyokuro.

      After watching us exploring the farms and producer...
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    • Japanese vs. Chinese Green Tea | Differences - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 12,495 views
      China and Japan are the two largest Green tea producing countries in the world. They produce exemplary yet very different tasting Green tea.

      What are the differences between Chinese and Japanese t...
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    • Japanese Teaware - Trip to Tokoname in Japan - Duration: 37 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 19,010 views
      We visit Tokoname in Japan to pick up some Japanese teaware. From the famous Kyusu to the Shiboridashi, Japan has some unique tea wares which are very different to Chinese Gaiwans and teapots. We m...
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    • Everything you need to know about Matcha - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 206,664 views
      A comprehensive introduction to Matcha tea.
      ►SUBSCRIBE for more videos: https://goo.gl/zNzUVx

      In this video I am talking about the history of Matcha tea, different grades of Matcha, the production...
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    • Finding the Best Matcha | JAPAN TRIP - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 19,433 views
      We travel around Japan to teach you the intricacies of matcha tea making and show you how to find the best matcha tea out there.

      Matcha green tea is really popular throughout the West but finding...
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    • Different ways to make Matcha - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 88,958 views
      A few different methods to make a delicious matcha tea. We try out a traditional whisk with an electronic milk frother and a jam jar!

      Join our exploration of this beautiful Japanese tea and drink ...
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    • How to Brew Gyokuro Green Tea - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      • 11,699 views
      Gyokuro is probably Japan's most highly valued loose leaf Green tea. Finding a top drawer version which is handpicked, first flush and shaded over 3 weeks was our mission and we are super happy wit...
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    • How to make Matcha Affogato - Duration: 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 1,696 views
      Matcha Affogato is a super simple but impressive and delicious matcha dessert which you can whip up so easily. The grassy green freshness and luxurious thickness of a good Matcha Koicha works perfe...
    • Iced Coconut Water MATCHA - Vegan Recipe - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,581 views
      ►SUBSCRIBE for more videos: https://goo.gl/zNzUVx
      An iced Matcha Usucha is always a winner and so simple to make - healthy and refreshing. BUT, why not switch it up by using coconut water? This Mat...
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  • Basic Tea Education Play all

    All you need to know about brewing the most delicious cup of tea. Brewing parameters for different tea types, what is gong fu style and how to cold brew tea, caffeine in tea, tea bags vs. loose leaf, why scented teas are no good, ways to make matcha, common brewing mistakes and much more!
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  • TEA LOVE | The Beauty of Brewing Play all

    Celebrate the aesthetics of true tea brewing with us. No words needed. Jus tea.
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  • Tea Trips Play all

    Follow us on our tea hunt in China and Japan as we travel through different provinces and villages, climb mountains and visit producers, get tea drunk tasting - all to find the best teas of the season.
    • What is Gushu PuErh Tea? CHINA TRIP - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,832 views
      Gushu PuErh tea is the world’s most sought after and most expensive tea. But what is Gushu PuErh and why is it so revered by tea lovers around the globe?

      In this China trip, we explore the ancient...
    • Falling in Love with Keemun Black Tea - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 4,456 views
      Welcome to Anhui in China where we explore the delights of Keemun (Qimen) Black Tea.

      Keemun is a historic black tea famously used in the original English Breakfast blend before the age of tea bags...
    • How to Make Hong Kong Milk Tea - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 23,115 views
      Hong Kong Milk Tea is the most ubiquitous drink of choice in the bustling south China metropolis and one of the most famous milk teas anywhere.

      There is the classic British milk tea, the Teh Tarik...
    • Finding Jade Star II - Aged White Tea - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      • 5,520 views
      It's here everyone! Finally we get to launch Jade Star II.

      Click here to purchase this truly hard to find tea: https://meileaf.com/p/tea-hasc

      When we released Jade Star Aged White tea cake in 201...
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    • Understanding Japanese Green Tea. JAPAN TRIP - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 22,597 views
      In this video, we give you the lowdown on all the different types of Japanese Green teas from Sencha and Bancha all the way to the lofty Gyokuro.

      After watching us exploring the farms and producer...
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    • Japanese Teaware - Trip to Tokoname in Japan - Duration: 37 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 19,010 views
      We visit Tokoname in Japan to pick up some Japanese teaware. From the famous Kyusu to the Shiboridashi, Japan has some unique tea wares which are very different to Chinese Gaiwans and teapots. We m...
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    • Finding the Best Matcha | JAPAN TRIP - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 19,433 views
      We travel around Japan to teach you the intricacies of matcha tea making and show you how to find the best matcha tea out there.

      Matcha green tea is really popular throughout the West but finding...
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    • Learning Tie Guan Yin Oolong - Tea Documentary | China Trip - Duration: 58 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 17,322 views
      In this video you can watch us on one of our tea trips to Anxi county in Fujian as we hunt for our 2017 MEI LEAF Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess Oolong).
      ►SUBSCRIBE for more videos: https://goo.gl/zNzU...
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    • Finding Mei Leaf Porcelain - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,809 views
      Don is in China trying to commission some custom made Mei Leaf Porcelain teaware.

      To browse our range of teaware: https://meileaf.com/teawares/

      --------------------------------------------------...
    • Give Good Tea for Airbnb - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,974 views
      Why not leave a little of the good stuff whenever you stay at an Airbnb to try to spread the word about TRUE tea to future guests.

      In this video Don leaves some Young Gushu PuErh 2016 at his Airbn...
    • Visiting a Beijing Tea Market - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 26,664 views
      THE WINNER FOR THIS GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN SELECTED SO CONGRATULATIONS TO +THESANDVITCHTRIALS: https://youtu.be/Fo3-8oJ4Vk8

      Don is in Beijing and has a few hours to explore Maliandao tea market with yo...
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    • Understanding Dancong - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 10,537 views
      Welcome to the wonderful world of Dan Cong tea. Join Don as he walks you through the plantations and gives you a unique insight into the journey of this Oolong from mountain to cup.

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    • TEA MASTERCLASS: How Long Should You Brew Tea? - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 2,867 views
      This is our 2nd Gong Fu Tea brewing masterclass discussing how infusion time affects the experience of the tea. In this tea we are using an Oolong tea but you can try with any tea.

      These lessons w...
    • TEA MASTERCLASS: How does Brewing Temperature affect the Taste of Tea? - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,578 views
      Welcome to our Gong Fu Tea Brewing masterclasses. This is the first of a series of tea brewing classes to turn you into a true tea master. In this episode, we focus on which sensorial aspects of te...
    • Young Tea vs Ancient Tea - BLIND TASTE CHALLENGE - Duration: 33 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,962 views
      Follow up to our ‘What is Gushu PuErh Tea?’ video. In this Gong Fu Cha session, we are joined by Sayaka for a blind tea tasting to try to figure out the differences between Xiaoshu young tea tree P...
    • What is Gushu PuErh Tea? CHINA TRIP - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,832 views
      Gushu PuErh tea is the world’s most sought after and most expensive tea. But what is Gushu PuErh and why is it so revered by tea lovers around the globe?

      In this China trip, we explore the ancient...
    • Chaozhou Gong Fu Brewing - Crushing The Leaves - Duration: 31 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 4,369 views
      The first in a series of in-depth tea brewing tutorials exploring Gong Fu Brewing. In this one, we go deeper into Chaozhou tea brewing methods including the technique of crushing some of the tea le...
    • What is Bud Tea? - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 3,546 views
      Tea made from the buds of the tea plant are often marketed as the 'premium' pickings by tea sellers. Is this true?

      Try Our Golden Bud Tea - https://meileaf.com/p/tea-gdbc
      Try Yunnan Black - https:...
    • 5 Ways to Judge Quality in Tea - Duration: 40 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 6,288 views
      As the buyer for Mei Leaf, I have to taste hundreds of teas each year and try to quickly assess the quality of the tea. Of course, quality assessments are personal but here are some of my insider t...
    • Which Teas Brew Well in Clay? - Duration: 52 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 5,430 views
      Finally, our specially commissioned range of fully handmade Master Wu Chaozhou Red Clay pots have arrived but they are very limited edition so act quickly!

      Original Shape - https://meileaf.com/p/c...
    • Tea Masterclass: Astringency - Duration: 46 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 6,995 views
      A proper geeky masterclass on tea astringency with some of the subject matter applicable to coffee, wine, whisky, chocolate and beer astringency.

      Astringency is a fundamental factor when assessing...
    • World's Most Prized Yellow Tea - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 6,251 views
      In this video we shine the spotlight on Junshan Yellow Tea. Junshan Island tea is the most rare and expensive tea in the world with only a tiny amount made each year as a tribute tea.

      Buy our Juns...
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    • The Art of Fermenting Tea - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      • 6,117 views
      Cooked or Ripe PuErh is a fermented tea with a wild diversity of bacteria and mycelium activity. Studies have found that PuErh can contain about 390 different strains of fungi and 600 types of bact...
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    • What is Horizontal Tea Tasting? - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      • 4,846 views
      In this video we explain the concept of Horizontal Tea Tasting and introduce our Mei Leaf Tea Tasting Flight Boxes.

      These are all very limited edition boxes containing a selection of top drawer te...
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  • Tea Recipes Play all

    • Iced Coconut Water MATCHA - Vegan Recipe - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,581 views
      ►SUBSCRIBE for more videos: https://goo.gl/zNzUVx
      An iced Matcha Usucha is always a winner and so simple to make - healthy and refreshing. BUT, why not switch it up by using coconut water? This Mat...
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    • How to make Matcha Affogato - Duration: 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 1,696 views
      Matcha Affogato is a super simple but impressive and delicious matcha dessert which you can whip up so easily. The grassy green freshness and luxurious thickness of a good Matcha Koicha works perfe...
    • Smoked Pandan Rice Pudding & Jasmine Strawberries - VEGAN - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,710 views
      We have done many food and tea pairing videos:

      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtdGF0-xVNbHG0rpa...

      In this one, we thought that it would be fascinating to try to reflect the...
    • How to Make Hong Kong Milk Tea - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 23,115 views
      Hong Kong Milk Tea is the most ubiquitous drink of choice in the bustling south China metropolis and one of the most famous milk teas anywhere.

      There is the classic British milk tea, the Teh Tarik...
    • Oolong Braised Pork & Tea Rum Cocktail - RECIPES - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 2,699 views
      In this video, I am in Hastes Kitchen with Ian who shows us how to make a delicious Oolong Braised Pork and then I try to pair the dish with a cheeky alcoholic iced tea cocktail - the Ruby Storm!

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    • Festive Drinks (with Tea) - VEGAN RECIPES - Duration: 33 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      • 5,126 views
      As party season approaches it is time to break out the party teas. In this video I share a few of my favourite festive tea blends and give you a couple of exclusive Mei Leaf recipes for tea cocktai...
    • Tea Braised Short Ribs Recipe - Duration: 1 hour.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,351 views
      I love food and cooking. In a similar way to tea, cooking is all about the alchemy of transforming natural ingredients into a physical and emotional experience and exactly like tea there are so man...
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    • Three Ways To Make Iced Tea - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 12,856 views
      How do you make the best Iced tea? When the weather heats up there is nothing better than tasting a vibrant homemade iced tea. Avoid those flavoured bottled tea made from low quality leaf and learn...
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    • Infusing Tea in Alcohol - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,959 views
      We all know that the best way to make tea is traditionally using Leaf and Water but sometimes a bit of experimentation is fun and can be delicious.

      Don and Han experiment with infusing tea in alco...
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    • How to Make Homemade Flash Chilled Iced Tea - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 9,476 views
      Don and Tracie taste the unique Ruby Black tea and then Don shows how to make a flash chilled homemade iced tea.

      To taste Ruby Black: http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tea-rrbc

      Temperatures: 9...
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    • Making Matchacoladas - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,394 views
      Last day in Mexico and Don is whipping up some fresh and dairy free virgin coladas with a twist - MATCHA!

      Watch this simple recipe to make a gorgeous smoothie using matcha, fresh pineapple, coconu...
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    • How to Make a Matcha Latte - Matchaccino - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,341 views
      Instagram asked, we listened. Watch and learn as Céline makes a matcha latte - The Matchaccino!

      We use our Organic Ceremonial Matcha Tea https://meileaf.com/tea/organic-ceremonial-matcha-tea/

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