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Ripe Pu-erh Tea

Ripe Pu-erh Tea is a sub-type of Pu-erh tea that has undergone a "wet piling" process.  Wet Piling aka "wo dui" was originally applied to Pu-erh in the 1970's as a way to fast age raw pu-erh (sheng cha), making it more palatable and smooth like a fully aged raw pu-erh.

The process is accomplished by piling sheng pu-erh mao cha (uncompressed sheng puer) about a meter high in a covered clean space where it is kept wet and allowed to ferment for 45 days.  The pile is often covered with large cloths to retard evaporation of the water and the pile is turned every few days so that the inner contents are not overly fermented, allowing a consistent level of fermentation for the entire batch.

The wet piling process has many other factors that impact the quality of the end product.  The water used to keep the pile wet is very important.  It is said that Menghai Tea Factory Brand Ripe Pu-erh teas have such a sweet taste due to the sweetness of the well water on their property.  The ambient temperature and humidity level in the immediate area where the wet piling is done can also impact the process.  The size and turning of the pile must be well regulated and the frequency of the turning is largely determined by the "wet piling master" who oversees the whole process.

  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Pasha Mountain" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a first flush of Spring 2021 pluck from Pa Sha Mountain (帕沙山) is just south of Gelanghe in the southeast part of Menghai County (Xishuangba...

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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Peerless" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    We present to you our 2022 Peerless! A blend of rare and unique teas of the highest quality tea leaves. All the tea leaves were picked from mature ...

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  • 2005 Yang Pin Hao "Peacock" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    A lovely aged ripe pu-erh tea aged in hot and humid Xishuangbanna!  Made from Menghai area fermented tea this tea was fermented for 46 days in Men...

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  • 2021 Yunnan Sourcing "Bu Lang Ox" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This ripe tea cake is a blend of several unique batches of Bu Lang Mountain area teas!  Thick, bitter, and sweet, with chocolatey bite and a potent...

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  • Yunnan Sourcing Brand Ripe Pu-erh Tea Sampler for 2019 - Part 1

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    2019 was another spectacular year for YS teas especially ripe! Join us as we highlight some of the these great teas - Part 1. Experience the diver...

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  • 2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Peerless" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Our "Peerless" ripe pu-erh tea cake was pressed from wild arbor tea growing in Da Hu Sai and Xiao Hu Sai villages (Mengku County of Lincang).  It's...

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  • 2019 Yunnan Sourcing "He Kai Village" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Spring 2018 He Kai village material wet piled in summer 2018! This is an incredibly rich tea with mineral and floral notes with a long lasting swee...

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  • 2019 Hai Lang Hao "Ji Nuo" Bu Lang Mountain Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    This is a production made entirely from 2018 Spring Bu Lang Mountain material that was wet piled in the summer of 2018.  The degree of wet piling i...

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  • 2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Warm Fuzzies" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Pressed from 6 different ripe teas that were wet piled from 2015 to 2018! We painstakingly worked to create unique blend that would delight and for...

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  • 2005 Tian Fu Xiang "Mini Brick" Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Tian Fu Xiang was a small Menghai Tea factory that started in the early-2000s.  Tian Fu Xiang was started by Zhang Li Xiang who worked for the Meng...

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  • 2005 Tian Fu Xiang "Menghai Ripe Tuo" Aged Pu-erh Tea

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    Tian Fu Xiang was a small Menghai Tea factory that started in the early-2000s.  Tian Fu Xiang was started by Zhang Li Xiang who worked for the Meng...

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  • 2004 Tian Fu Xiang "Menghai Ripe Brick" Aged Pu-erh Tea

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    Tian Fu Xiang was a small Menghai Tea factory that started in the early-2000s.  Tian Fu Xiang was started by Zhang Li Xiang who worked for the Meng...

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  • 2011 Menghai "Xin Hai Bai Nian" Premium Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Special production just for the year 2011.  This is made of a tippy blend of Menghai area wet piled ripe pu-erh tea.  The blend likely contains som...

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  • 2014 Hai Lang Hao "Bu Lang Tribute Brick" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Another high quality ripe pu-erh tea from Hai Lang!  This is entirely Spring 2011 fermented wild arbor tea from Bu Lang area of Menghai.  The tea ...

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  • 2014 Mengku Mu Ye Chun "3 Years Aged" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

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    This was produced under the "Mu Ye Chun" sub-brand of Mengku Tea Factory.  Mu Ye Chun Brand teas are entirely from Yong De county of Lincang, wher...

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  • 2004 Xinghai "Aged Aroma" Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Banna aged ripe tea from Xinghai tea factory in Menghai (Xishuangbanna).  This is a lovely pungent and thick Menghai area ripe tea that has mature...

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  • 2004 Nan Jian Feng Huang Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo Cha

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    10 years aged ripe pu-erh tea, fermented in the Nan Jian Tu Lin tea factory!  Spring material from 2002-2004 was expertly fermented for 46 days, g...

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  • 2013 Yunnan Sourcing "Hui Run" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake of Bu Lang Mountain

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    We are excited to offer this premium ripe pu-erh cake made entirely from Spring 2012 Bu Lang mountain material. First flush material was collected...

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  • 2005 Mengku "Gong Ting Mini Cake" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    A classic Mengku production. Stored for 8 years and aged to perfection. Nice camphor and sugarcane notes in this lovely fine "gong ting" grade ripe...

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  • 2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Lao Cha Tou Brick" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

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    Cha Tou is a kind of tea nugget that forms naturally from the pressures of compression and heat that occurs during the fermentation process. Typica...

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  • 2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Dragon of Jingmai" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Mini Cake

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    Our first ripe production of 2012. Expertly fermented 2011 material from Jingmai area of Lancang county (Simao) was graded and pressed into this lo...

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  • 2004 Nan Qiao "Fu Dao" Menghai Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    "Fu Dao" 福到refers to the turning upside down of the "福" character which means Prosperity Arrives! Nan Qiao tea factory is an older more establishe...

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  • 2007 Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea of Mengku in Gift Box

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    A lovely aged ripe pu-erh made from fermented Mengku area material.  Fermented in 2007 and then aged in Jinggu County before being pressed in 2012...

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  • 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Cha Tou Sheng Yun" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

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    "Cha Tou Sheng Yun" (茶头圣韵 aka Cha Tou Sage Verse) is our Cha Tou (Tea Nugget) ripe pu-erh brick and our second production (our 1st production was i...

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  • 2009 Hai Lang Hao "Jin Hao Gong Bing" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a Gong Ting grade Ripe pu-erh tea fermented using spring 2007 Jing Mai mountain material. The tea has been stored in a loose form in Mengha...

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  • 2005 Hai Lang Hao "Jin Se Zhen Ming" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake of Menghai

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    A high quality slightly aged ripe pu-erh tea cake from Hai Lang Hao! 2005 fermented material from Menghai in Xishuangbanna was blended to create Ha...

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  • 2001 CNNP "Lucky Brand Y562" Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Lucky Brand is a 2000-2005 CNNP Brand logo. Most of the teas produced under the Lucky Brand were ripe pu-erh teas fermented in the Yiliang Tea Fact...

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  • 2009 Menghai 7562 Classic Ripe Pu-erh Brick Tea

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    One of the many 1975 classic recipe teas from Menghai Tea Factory. This is a tried and true recipe that is a prime candidate for near-term aging an...

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  • 2007 Menghai Yue Chen Yue Xiang Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    "Yue Chen Yue Xiang" means "The older, the more aromatic" and it's the perfect term to describe the essence of Pu-erh tea culture! This cake has be...

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