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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.

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

    Original price $7.95 USD - Original price $72.00 USD
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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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  • 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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  • 15 Years Aged Golden Melon Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo

    Original price $4.90 USD - Original price $150.00 USD
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    This tea was pressed 15 years ago (in 2005) by a small Menghai tea factory.  These are 25 gram Golden Melon tuo cha (金瓜沱) made from a blend of Gong...

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  • 2005 Fuhai "Special Order 7576" Ripe Pu-erh of Menghai

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    This is a special order version of Fuhai's 7576 recipe that was made for a Guangzhou tea seller.  He wanted something special, so the blend is tipp...

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  • 2005 Xinghai Menghai Qi Zi Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Classic Xinghai ripe pu-erh production.  Entirely Menghai area tea leaves fermented in the Xinghai tea factory (in Menghai town).  Aged for 9 year...

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

    Original price $8.80 USD - Original price $82.00 USD
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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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  • 2005 Menghai 7592 501 Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Da Yi's famous 7592 recipe! 100% dry-stored in Kunming for 10 years! Amazing aged taste and super smooth. Tasting this cake you'll understand why D...

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