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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.

  • 1998 CNNP "Lucky Brand Coins" Ripe Pu-erh Tea in Box

    Original price $16.00 USD - Original price $55.00 USD
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    Lucky Brand is a 1997-2005 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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  • 2021 Hai Lang Hao "Gao Shan Zhai" Yi Wu Mountain Ripe Pu-erh Tea

    Original price $19.50 USD - Original price $340.00 USD
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    Hai Lang has done it again.  Hai Lang collected 300 kilograms of Spring 2021 harvested mao cha from Gao Shan Zhai Village  and had it painstakingly...

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  • 2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Lao Man'e Village" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $12.50 USD - Original price $76.00 USD
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    This is purely Lao Man'e village ripe pu-erh tea harvested in spring 2018 and then wet piled in the late summer of 2018.  Entirely Lao Man E old pl...

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  • 2002 CNNP 7581 Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

    Original price $10.90 USD - Original price $84.00 USD
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    The classic 7581 Ripe Pu-erh recipe from Kunming Tea Factory (aka CNNP). This is a 2002 production and is comprised entirely of fermented Menghai a...

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  • 2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Wu Rooster" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $12.00 USD - Original price $90.50 USD
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    This is a ripe pu-erh tea cake processed entirely from Yi Wu area spring 2017 tea leaves. A mix of plantation and wild arbor (not old tree) tea lea...

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  • 2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Rooster King" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $10.70 USD - Original price $82.00 USD
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    Our "Rooster King" is an incredibly unique blend of ripe pu-erh teas from 6 different regions in Yunnan (Yong De, Mengku, Menghai, Jingmai, Bu Lang...

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  • 2006 Menghai Tea Factory "7452" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $11.00 USD - Original price $110.00 USD
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    A classic recipe from Menghai, the first production of 2006 (601). This is an average blend of 5th grade material that was fermented in 2005. Aged...

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  • 2002 Gu Fo Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick of Menghai

    Original price $10.30 USD - Original price $78.00 USD
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    This tea brick has been aged for 15 years in Guangdong dry storage.  The tea is ripened tea leaves from Menghai area tea leaves.  The leaves are c...

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