Ripe Puer is the most popular Chinese tea variety. You can usually buy it compressed. Actually, compressed ripe Puer is just a tradition. For the last 2000 years Yunnan Puer has been exported to Central Asia and compressed tea is the perfect package for transportation. During the long transporting way tea had been fermenting, the tea leaf color had become dark brown and the taste and aroma got deep mellow tones.
Ripe Puer has started to be produced in the 1970s due to the economic rise in China and growth in demand for quality tea. The new technology was set to shorten the time of maturation so you could get fermented black Puer in only a few weeks. The raw material, shai qing mao cha is processed by “wet stacking”, wo dui, 渥堆, literally “wet stack”.
Generally the compressed Puer is made from the tips and leaves blend. The different blend proportion creates the variety of tastes. The small farms produce a different quality Puer. In general raw materials here are picked on a particular part of the mountain. The collectors and buyers “hunt” for these Puers in the secluded mountain villages.
Generally, the quality of tea depends on the quality of raw materials. The bouquet of a fine Ripe Puer presents a pleasant earthy, nutty, or chocolate flavor, velvety and thick taste. Contrary to popular belief, Ripe Puer is also changing with the time, but not as significantly as Raw Puer.
The Ripe Puer gains worldwide love due to its mild, harmonious and health beneficial effects. This is a great natural energy drink that gives energy boost in the morning, relieves fatigue during the working day and helps to relax at night. The point is that Ripe Puer effect is gentle and it maintains a healthy body and a clear mind. The useful properties of this tea are appreciated not only in China, but also far beyond. The beneficial effect for all body systems is confirmed by current scientists researches conducted independently in different countries. Drinking Ripe Puer regularly significantly reduces "bad cholesterol" levels and reduces blood sugar levels. It facilitates the cardiovascular system and liver work. High quality Chinese Ripe Puer can be used as a remedy for various gastrointestinal tract disorders, because it contains tannins and has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effect. The Ripe Puer can be taken on an empty stomach (unlike young Raw Puer). The light concentrated Ripe Puers can be taken shortly before bedtime.
You can always buy in our shop Ripe Puer made by famous manufacturers, small farmers and produced in our own manufacturing facilities in the Jinggu Mountains.