Ripe (Shou) pu-erh

In our store we’ve collected unique ripe (shou) pu-erh teas. Here are cakes from the famous pu-erh brand "Hong Tai Chang", aged Lui Bao tea and some ripe puerhs produced in Menghai from Thai material. In addition, we offer the line of unique ripe pu-erhs, post-fermented by our own technology.

Our ripe pu-erh tea price

It is not an easy thing to make good ripe (shou) pu-erh. You have to consider many technological parameters. Each type of material behaves differently and the technologist always carries risks to spoil the entire batch of tea. Moreover, tea always looses 18-20% of its weight after post-fermentation, which significantly increases the final cost of the tea.

So why is Chinese ripe pu-erh usually cheaper than raw? This is due to the fact that for the production of shou in China they mostly use cheap material from plantations which they have in a huge amount there. These plantations are often manured with inorganic fertilizers, treated with pesticides and harvested with machines. At the same time, the Chinese do not spare expensive material for the production of good shengs.

Here in Thailand there are no plantations of Assam, we have only old endemic trees to make both kinds of pu-erhs, shou and sheng. That is why they cost the same price - ripe puer can not be cheaper than raw when they are made from the same material.

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2006 Thai-Menghai Ripe Pu-erh tea
The uniqueness of this tea is in its story. This Ripe Pu-erh is made of Thai trees (200-700 year-old) material but fermented and pressed in Yunnan (Menghai) and brought back to Thailand for storage.Th..
Size: 357g
$120.00
2012 Thai-Menghai Ripe Pu-erh tea
This is one more ripe pu-erh of Thai-Yunnan lineage (take a look at its elder brother of 2006). Thai ancient tea trees material (200-700 year-old trees) was fermented and pressed in Yunnan (Menghai). ..
Size: 357g
$80.00
2013 Hong Tai Chang Ripe Pu-erh tea
2013 Ripe Pu-erh tea of Hong Tai Chang brand from Ming Dee Thai factory.Most of the trees are 200-300 year-old, grow in the natural habitat, 1300 meters above sea level.The taste is harmonious, balanc..
Size: 357g
$60.00
2003 Hong Tai Chang Ripe Pu-erh tea
The unique Ripe Pu-erh tea of Hong Tai Chang brand. Was fermented in 2003 so delicately that now tastes like a 25-year-old Sheng Pu-erh. It is mild and fruity. Ancient Thai tea trees of 200-700 years ..
Size: 50g
$25.00
2006 Lui Bao Hei Cha
Loose-leaf Liu Bao Dark Tea from old trees, fermented in 2006. Chiang Rai province, Northern Thailand. Altitude is about 1400 meters above the sea level.It has thick, rich and oily taste. There are ha..
Size: 50g
$18.00
2017 Tea Side 0302 Ripe Pu-erh tea
This Shu is made of 2010 mao cha from Thai 100-300 year-old trees. The current batch is fermented in December 2017. Black pu-erh made of aged material turns out to be soft. Sweet woody, nutty and fr..
Size: 50g
$12.00
2016 Tea Side 0201 Ripe Pu-erh tea
Experimental craft Shou (Ripe) Pu-erh made of spring 2016 material from Thai 300-500 year-old trees. Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, 1300 meters above sea level. Fermented in September 2016. ..
Size: 50g
$15.00
2006 Hong Tai Chang Loose-Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea
Aged 2006 loose leaf Ripe Pu-erh tea of Hong Tai Chang brand. Ancient tea trees 200-500 years old. The province of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, 1300 meters above sea level.Dry tea flavor is co..
Size: 50g
$17.00
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