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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.

  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Lao Cha Tou Brick" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Cha Tou is a kind of tea nugget that forms naturally from the pressures of compression and heat that occurs during the fermentation process. Typica...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Ba Wang" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a premium blend that we've named "Ba Wang" 霸王, which means something like "Badass King." "Ba Wang" is a sort of neo-classical pu-erh tea ca...

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  • 2022 Menghai DaYi V93 Premium Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo

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    This is a classic Ripe tea blend, called "V93", it was first released in 2005 and quickly became one the most expensive ripe teas on the market. To...

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  • 2008 Lao Man'e Brand "Ban Zhang Peacock" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $6.75 USD - Original price $55.00 USD
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    This is a well aged Guangdong storage ripe pu-erh tea pressed in 2008 by the Lao Man'e Brand. This is composed of a blend of gong ting, te ji, grad...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Zhuan Village" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Entirely Ancient Arbor tea from Spring 2023 Harvest from Man Zhuan in the Yi Wu mountain range. Man Zhuan is one of the six famous tea mountains in...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Bang Village" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Yi Bang Village is an area in the northern part of Yi Wu. Yi Bang tea is special in that it is not large leaf varietal but rather a primitive small...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Gold Label" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a blend of 2 different Yong De area ripe teas! One of them is a 2022 wet-piled tea from and the other is cha tou from 2017! Both are from M...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Dragon of Jingmai" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Expertly fermented 2023 material from Jingmai area of Lancang county (Simao) was wet-piled and then pressed into this lovely 250 gram mini cake. Th...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Blue Label" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    We are very happy to offer a new Blue Label cake pressed from 2015 and 2017 wet piled ripe pu-erh tea from Yong De county in Lincang. We blended tw...

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  • 2003 Yuan Shen Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

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    This is a wonderfully aged ripe pu-erh tea from the Wenshan region of Yunnan (south-eastern Yunnan). Aged from 2003 to 2021 in Wenshan and then Kun...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Mengku Xiao Hu Sai" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Xiao Hu Sai village (a neighboring village to Da Hu Sai).  Our Xiao Hu Sai was picked in April 2023 from wild grown tea trees and bushes ranging fr...

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  • 2005 Xinghai "Lao Ban Zhang" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    A classic Xinghai ripe tea produced from Bu Lang mountain tea. Xinghai has titled this tea "Lao Ban Zhang", but that's pretty unlikely. Even large...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Pa Liang Wild" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This ripe cake is pressed from a wet pile batch done entirely from Pa Liang village wild tea! Wild tea trees and bushes ranging in age from 30-80 y...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Rock Spirit" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This ripe cake is pressed from a wet pile batch done entirely from Zhenkang area of Lincang. The tea leaves were harvested in 2023 and wet piled in...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Offering" Xin Ban Zhang Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Purely Xin Ban Zhang village plantation tea harvested in Spring 2023 and wet-piled during 2023.  Potent, thick, bittersweet chocolatey goodness! St...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "All Your Pu-erh Are Belong To Us" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This ripe cake is pressed from a wet pile batch done entirely from Meng Song area (Menghai County) tea leaves harvested in 2023 and wet piled in la...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Bang Wai Mountain" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Bang Wai Mountain is in the county of Lancang not too far from the Jingmai Mountains. Bang Wai tea, like Jingmai tea, is a naturally occurring mixe...

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  • 2006 Menghai Gong Ting Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a small production with white wrapper pressed by a long-time friend of ours! She's finally decided to sell the tea after so many years! Thi...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Green Mark Dragon" Ripe Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    With this lovely cake we celebrate an age-old tradition of mixing raw and ripe pu-erh tea together to create a harmonious blend worthy of aging. Li...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Cozy" Certified Organic Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    This is our 2024 Cozy release! Our organic tea grower blessed us by offering us some 2018 wet piled organic cha tou, which we blended with 2023 wet...

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  • Yunnan Sourcing Brand Ripe Pu-erh Tea Sampler for 2023 - Part 4

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    2023 was a great year for YS teas, particularly the ripe productions! Join us as we highlight some of the these great teas - Part 4. Experience the...

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  • Yunnan Sourcing Brand Ripe Pu-erh Tea Sampler for 2023 - Part 3

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    2023 was a great year for YS teas, particularly the ripe productions! Join us as we highlight some of the these great teas - Part 3. Experience the...

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  • Yunnan Sourcing Brand Ripe Pu-erh Tea Sampler for 2023 - Part 2

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    2023 was a great year for YS teas, particularly the ripe productions! Join us as we highlight some of the these great teas - Part 2. Experience the...

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  • Yunnan Sourcing Brand Ripe Pu-erh Tea Sampler for 2023 - Part 1

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    2023 was a great year for YS teas, particularly the ripe productions! Join us as we highlight some of the these great teas - Part 1. Experience the...

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  • 2024 Yunnan Sourcing "Return to Dragon Pagoda" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This cake is composed entirely from first flush of spring 2023 Na Han village (Bang Dong area of Lincang) tea leaves! The tea was wet-piled in a sm...

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  • 2010 Bulang Mountain Ripe Pu-erh Tea Mini Tuo

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    These lovely mini tuo have been dry aged in Kunming since 2015 (previously stored in Menghai). They were produced by a Menghai area tea factory and...

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  • 2004 Menghai Bamboo Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick

    Original price $7.30 USD - Original price $48.00 USD
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    Another dry-aged ripe beauty from Menghai! A humble looking bamboo leaf wrapped brick with no nei fei belies its complex inner character. Some mild...

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  • 1998 CNNP "7262 Yellow Mark" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    A CNNP production from 1998 blended along the lines of Menghai Tea Factory's classic 7262. Pressed from Menghai harvested tea leaves and also wet-p...

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  • 2006 Jinggu "Nuo Mi Xiang" Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo

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    Most examples of rice scent herb and ripe tea are made from inferior ripe pu-erh leaves or are younger productions with less age. Here we have a tu...

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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Entourage" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a premium blend that we've named "Entourage." Composed of a blend of 3 teas from Lincang and Menghai lends this tea a complex taste, aroma ...

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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Sanctuary" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Our second Sanctuary release!! Sanctuary is a small wet pile batch of just 600 kilograms! We purchased 230 kilograms in total. Instead of separatin...

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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Gong Ting" Certified Organic Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    We are proud to offer a Certified Organic "Gong Ting" Ripe Pu-erh Tea from Yunnan.  This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in A...

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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Te Zhi" Certified Organic Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    We are proud to offer a Certified Organic "Te Zhi" Ripe Pu-erh Tea from Yunnan. This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in April...

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  • 2009 Plum Blossom Mini Cake Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    This is a special pressing of Menghai area ripe pu-erh tea that was wet-piled in Menghai and then aged in Kunming until now!  This is a classic sha...

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  • 2019 Menghai DaYi "Yi Yuan Su" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $7.70 USD - Original price $68.00 USD
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    This is the first release of the new DaYi 3rd generation style wet-piling. A totally unique process that is used only in their "Yi Yuan Su" line of...

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  • 2023 Xiaguan "Xiao Fa" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo

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    This is the classic Xiaguan "7663" Recipe, aka Xiao Fa tuo.  Straightforward Xiaguan ripe goodness here, but with an incredibly affordable price ta...

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  • 2018 Xiaguan "Big Snow Mountain" Gold Ribbon Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo

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    This is a ripe pu-erh Xiaguan pressed with tea harvested from Da Xue Shan (Big Snow Mountain) in Mengku County (Lincang) of Yunnan. This wet piled ...

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  • 2023 Menghai Tea Factory "Hong Yu" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    "Hong Yu"  aka "Red Jade" is a rarely produced blend from Menghai Tea Factory (DaYi brand)!  This is the second production ever produced.  The firs...

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