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.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-erhRipe 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’.The full fermentation phase is the same as composting and produces the renowned Shu (ripened) Pu’er. Partially fermented Pu-erh is partially oxidized and undergoes a process of natural aging. This produces the Sheng or raw pu’er. Best Pu-Erh Tea Brand Reviews. A good brand is often the sign of a quality product. Pu-erh tea is no different.There’s a lot of dreamy language that makes its way into tea culture, but good pu-erh really is drugs. You do have to practice the high, though. Pay close attention to what’s happening to your body.Peter May 18, 2016 May 30, 2016 2 Comments on How is Pu erh Tea Made (aka pu’erh tea, pu er tea, pur erh tea) Ancient Tea Tree – Yunnan China Understanding the basics on how pu erh tea is made can help in discerning quality and tasting profiles for this complex tea.The article Understanding the Difference between Raw Pu-erh Tea and Ripe Pu-erh Tea will help you to know the difference between Raw Pu-erh and Ripe Pu-erh. Because many Pu-erh teas come in compressed form, it is often required that you pry the compressed Pu-erh tea flakes from the cake or brick to brew the tea.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.— Ba Jiao Ting pu erh tea is the only Yunnan state tea enterprise. Liming Tea Factory produces teas of several different standards, types, and shapes, but the Ba Jiao Ting brand is considered a top brand, consistently among the top 10 of pu erh tea brands.