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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.

  • 2017 Hai Lang Hao "Jun Ai" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

    Original price $12.80 USD - Original price $515.00 USD
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    In 2016 Hai Lang started a kind of crazy undertaking.  Collecting 320 kilograms of spring 2016 harvested mao cha from Xin Ban Zhang, Ba Ka, and Ba ...

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  • 1990 CNNP "73 Brick" Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea

    Original price $16.00 USD - Original price $320.00 USD
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    This is a 1990 release from the Kunming Tea Factory of the classic "73 Brick".   The "73 brick" is the first ripe pu-erh released by CNNP.  Ripe P...

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  • 1996 CNNP "Green Mark Te Ji" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $11.00 USD - Original price $260.00 USD
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    A special CNNP for Malaysia export ripe tea cake. Pressed entirely from 1st grade, Te Ji and broken Gong Ting grade Menghai area ripe tea. This tea...

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  • 1990 CNNP "9016" Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo Cha

    Original price $16.00 USD - Original price $340.00 USD
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    Aged for 26 years in Kunming dry storage this classic Kunming Tea Factory product is the oldest Ripe Pu-erh we've ever sold. 9016 recipe was first ...

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