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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.

  • 2006 Mengku Rongshi "Te Ji" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $6.40 USD - Original price $55.00 USD
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    This is a classic early Mengku Rongshi ripe production using a Te Ji heavy blend of tea wet piled in 2005 (the cake was pressed 1/1/2006). This is ...

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  • 2006 Chunhai "Gold Medal" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake of Menghai

    Original price $5.65 USD - Original price $42.00 USD
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    This lovely aged ripe tea was a Gold Medal winner at the 2006 International Pu-erh Tea Expo! Pressed in 2006 from Menghai area wet-piled tea leaves...

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  • 2006 Lao Man'e Brand "Nannuo Gong Ting" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $7.00 USD - Original price $45.00 USD
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    This is a well-aged Guangdong storage ripe pu-erh tea pressed in 2006 by the Lao Man'e Brand. This is composed of Gong Ting (tippy grade) ripe pu-e...

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  • "10 Years Aged Rhyme" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $26.00 USD - Original price $26.00 USD
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    This is a 2016 pressing from 10 years aged ripe pu-erh tea from Dehong.  The taste is creamy, sweet, and velvety smooth!   An excellent ripe that i...

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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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  • 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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  • 2006 YiPinTang "Menghai Lao Shu" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $5.10 USD - Original price $52.00 USD
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    Yi Pin Tang is a brand and tea factory in Menghai town in Xishuangbanna. They specialize in Ripe Pu-erh and their wet piling process is overseen b...

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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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  • 2006 Xiaguan "Loose Ripe Pu-erh Tea" 100 grams per box

    Original price $21.00 USD - Original price $21.00 USD
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    This is a 2005 fermented ripe pu-erh tea made by the Xiaguan tea factory. It comes in cellophane sealed cardboard boxes with a plastic satchel of l...

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