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Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea

Leaf grade is based on the size of the leaf.  After the fermentation process is completed, ripe pu-erh is separated into different grades. Each different leaf grade will impart a slightly different taste.  When ripe tea cakes, bricks and tuos are pressed they are usually a blend of different leaf grades.  Blending is used to bring more complexity to the overall taste of the finished product.

Leaf grades from smallest to largest:  Gong Ting, Te Ji, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7,  Grade 8, Grade 9

Other by-products of ripe fermentation might include:  Zao Xiang Ye (or Cu Ye, large coarse leaf), Cha Tou (tea nugget), and small broken grade leaf which is often sold as a cheaper form of Gong Ting.

  • Menghai "Everyday Drinker" Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    This is a nice loose leaf ripe pu-erh tea that is sweet, fruity, and smooth.  In later steeps it becomes kind of creamy.  It takes about 6-8 steeps...

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  • 1999 Basket Aged Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea from Menghai

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    This is a pure Kunming aged loose leaf ripe pu-erh tea from Menghai aged in a basket!  20 years of aging has given this tea an incredibly unique an...

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  • Jinggu Aged "Purple Lao Cha Tou" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Purple tea (aka Zi Cha) is a large leaf varietal (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica) that occurs naturally as a result of mutation. This ripe tea is ...

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  • 2001 Basket Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea from Yi Wu

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    This Yi Wu region harvested tea was wet piled in Menghai in 2001 and then aged in baskets in a Guangdong dry storage condition in Dongguan.   The r...

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  • Certified Organic "Gong Ting Grade" Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    We are proud to offer a Certified Organic "Gong Ting" Ripe Pu-erh Tea from Yunnan.  This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in A...

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  • Yunnan Sourcing Certified Organic Ripe Pu-erh Tea Mini Bricks

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    We are proud to offer a Certified Organic "7 Gram Mini Brick" Ripe Pu-erh Tea from Yunnan.  This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvest...

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  • Certified Organic "Jia Ji" Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    We are proud to offer a Certified Organic "Jia Ji" Ripe Pu-erh Tea from Yunnan.  This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in Apri...

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  • Jinggu "Cha Gao" Instant Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    This is an excellent Cha Gao made entirely from Jinggu area (Simao) ripe pu-erh tea.  These mini 0.5 gram bricks are individually wrapped and perfe...

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