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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.

  • 2007 Haiwan "Chun Xiang" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $6.20 USD - Original price $48.00 USD
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    Haiwan tea factory is an excellent choice for blended ripe pu-erh as the ex-manager of the Manager of the Menghai tea factory is the founder and ge...

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    Original price $6.20 USD - Original price $48.00 USD
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  • 2014 Haiwan "Pure Amber" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

    Original price $32.00 USD - Original price $32.00 USD
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    A premium production from Haiwan "Pure Amber" refers to the pure, clear amber colored tea soup that results from brewing this fine tea.Haiwan tea f...

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  • 2018 Haiwan "Remote Mountain, Old Tree" Premium Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $4.60 USD - Original price $41.50 USD
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    This is a classic Haiwan production "深山老树" (lit. Remote Mountain, Old Tree).  First offered in 2005 as a premium blend of tea leaves from Menghai a...

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  • 2014 Haiwan "Golden Memory" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $5.20 USD - Original price $35.00 USD
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    Haiwan tea factory is an excellent choice for blended ripe pu-erh as the ex-manager of the Manager of the Menghai tea factory is the founder and g...

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    Original price $5.20 USD - Original price $35.00 USD
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  • 2017 Haiwan "Good Tea For Everyone" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $4.75 USD - Original price $33.00 USD
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    Haiwan tea factory is an excellent choice for blended ripe pu-erh as the ex-manager of the Manager of the Menghai tea factory is the founder and g...

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    Original price $4.75 USD - Original price $33.00 USD
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  • 2012 Haiwan Mini Brick Ripe Pu-erh Tea

    Original price $6.50 USD - Original price $90.00 USD
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    Haiwan tea factory has done it again! They have taken the old and tired mini tuo and re-invented it! These mini square bricks are 4.5-5 grams each ...

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  • 2010 Haiwan "Pu-erh Square Brick" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

    Original price $16.00 USD - Original price $16.00 USD
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    This little brick is early spring tea of Menghai, picked in a 1 leaf to 1 bud ratio. This type of picking gives the tea a tippy look and feel with ...

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