A 2019 ripe pu erh tea cake, which was first aged in loose form and later compressed in 2017. This cake consists of fine (gong ting) grade tea leaves and buds. Explore the depth of this tea with changing flavors one steep after another.Pu-erh tea is a unique type of fermented tea produced in certain parts of China and provides a range of health benefits for those who regularly consume it. There are a number of types of pu-erh tea, including both raw and ripe varieties. The raw type is typically sun-dried and compressed and is the …Pu-erh tea is unique because it’s made from a natural fermentation process. This process oxidizes the plant’s leaves, amplifying its antioxidant benefits. The tea also offers a number of …Ripe vs raw pu-erh tea: Raw Pu-erh is made from non-fermented tea leaves that are roasted, sun-dried, then steamed and compressed into cakes which are aged until the tea’s taste is properly transformed. Ripe Pu-erh goes through the same step, then when producing the cakes it undergoes a procedure, called ‘wet piling’.In China, a pu-erh tea is known as a post-oxidized tea.. What this means is that while in the factory, it is made with minimal oxidation. This is achieved by applying heat to the leaves early in the tea-making process, which kills the leaf enzymes and stop the leaves from oxidizing.Although the flavour of the Ripe Pu-erh tea can never develop the level of complexity of Raw Pu-erh, it is still a good tea to enjoy, full of earthiness, wood and wet forest notes that are the result of the chemical changes provoked by moulds and bacteria during the fermentation process.Understanding the Difference between Raw Pu-erh Tea and Ripe Pu-erh Tea Pu’er tea is divided into raw tea and ripe tea rely on whether it is fermented, different crafts also giving them differences in appearance, taste and fragrance.Your tea is gaining life and the benefits of Pu Erh tea are almost ready for you to absorb. Now, stir and pour the tea into the tea cups. You may brew Pu Erh tea 2-4 times, reusing the same now loose tea leaves, but make sure you increase the steeping time in each infusion, otherwise your tea will be weaker with each brew.Named for a city in the Yunnan region of China (and primarily produced in that region), pu-erh tea is also said to boast a wide range of health benefits. Like green tea, black tea, and white tea, pu-erh tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.Pu-erh tea is considered a fermented tea, and it’s color is a deep reddish-brown tone. The taste is mellow and earthy. There are many ways in which to brew Pu-erh tea, and in the following example we will brew “ripe” Pu-erh tea as it is the easiest to brew.