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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.

  • Meng Song Village "Emperor's Golden Pu-erh" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

    Original price $6.00 USD - Original price $134.00 USD
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    This "Emperor's Golden Pu-erh" 茶皇 is an incredibly laborious tea to produce. A wet pile batch made from Meng Song Village spring harvested tea leav...

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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Lao Man'e Village" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $10.00 USD - Original price $58.00 USD
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    This is purely Lao Man'e village ripe pu-erh tea harvested in spring 2021 and then wet piled in the late summer of 2021.  Entirely Lao Man'e old pl...

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  • 2021 Yunnan Sourcing "Lao Man'e Village" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $11.00 USD - Original price $64.00 USD
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    This is purely Lao Man'e village ripe pu-erh tea harvested in spring 2020 and then wet piled in the late summer of 2020.  Entirely Lao Man'e old pl...

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  • 2021 Yunnan Sourcing "Peerless Red Label" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $11.00 USD - Original price $80.50 USD
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    A blend of the most premium ripe teas. Made entirely from first flush of spring 2020 harvested material from multiple regions and wet pile batches....

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

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    Bronze Label Peerless is a blend of premium ripe pu-erh teas from wild arbor sources! If you enjoyed Peerless, you'll certainly love this Bronze La...

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  • 2002 Menghai 7562 Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

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    This is a small production made of blended ripe pu-erh tea from Menghai area.  It's modeled after the famous Da Yi 7562 recipe, and does look much ...

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  • 1996 Wan Ding "Golden Flowers" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

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    Wan Ding is a small now defunct tea factory (that was) based in Mang Shi Town in Dehong Prefecture.  It was one of the earliest tea factories in De...

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  • 2004 Hai Lang Hao "Qiao Mu" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

    Original price $9.45 USD - Original price $69.50 USD
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    An early Hai Lang Hao (Ming Xiang Ya Yuan Mark) ripe pu-erh tea production. Pressed in 2004 from Menghai area 2002 wet-piled tea, this has been age...

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  • 2003 Tian Fu Xiang "Xiao Tai" Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo

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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 Mengyang "Aged Aroma" Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    From the Mengyang Guoyan Tea Factory, this lovely Banna Aged ripe pu-erh tea cake is perfect to enjoy right now!  Dong Guoyan is an ex-Menghai te...

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  • 2006 Nan Jian Phoenix Ripe Pu-erh Tea Mini Brick

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    These mini bricks are made from Wu Liang Mountain and Lincang area. Gong Ting Grade, Grade 1 and Grade 3 ripe teas were used. Fermentation batch w...

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  • 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Hui Run" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake of Bu Lang Mountain

    Original price $11.00 USD - Original price $107.50 USD
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    We are excited to offer this premium ripe pu-erh cake made entirely from Spring 2011 Bu Lang Mountain material. First flush material was collected...

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  • 2007 Menghai Wei Zui Yan Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $10.10 USD - Original price $99.00 USD
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    Wei Zui Yan means "Strongest Taste". Menghai tea factory first produced this blend in both raw and ripe form in 2006. This 2007 Ripe cake has been ...

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  • 2006 Menghai "San Ji Pu Bing" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $10.00 USD - Original price $105.00 USD
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    A classic tea cake released in two batches only in 2006! "San Ji Pu Bing" means Grade 3 Pu-erh cake and denotes that an average of grade 3 ripe tea...

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  • 2006 Menghai "7752" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $10.50 USD - Original price $100.00 USD
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    Classic but not often produced Menghai tea factory "7752" ripe recipe. Nice blend of perfectly fermented Menghai area tea leaves.Aged 10 years!Weig...

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