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.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.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 pu-erh (shou puerh) tea from Thailand ancient trees. Pressed puer cakes and loose tea. Unique craft ripe puerh. Buy online from Thai storage. FREE worldwide delivery + FREE tea sample for orders from 99 USD.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’.Pu-erh tea is made up of two completely different categories – “ripe pu-erh tea” and “raw pu-erh tea.” If you’re new to this tea, you’ll probably tend towards the ripe pu-erh tea. Collectors and experts, on the other hand, come to appreciate the raw pu-erh tea more.Pu’er or pu-erh is a variety of fermented tea produced in the Yunnan province of China. Fermentation in the context of tea production involves microbial fermentation and oxidation of the tea leaves, after they have been dried and rolled. This process is a Chinese specialty and produces tea known as 黑茶 hēichá (literally, ‘black tea’) commonly translated as ‘dark tea’.Pu erh or Pu’er tea, made from the leaves and stems of Camellia plant is a kind of Chinese dark tea. It contains two major types: raw or unfermented Pu’er tea and ripe or fermented Pu’er tea. It also falls into two categories, loose tea and compressed tea based on the appearance.