'Ripened’ or ‘Cooked’ Pu erh Cake 100g


'Ripened’ or ‘Cooked’ Pu erh Cake 100g

Imparting a smooth and earthy flavour, this premium ripened Pu erh cake is produced in Yunnan, using a specialist technique known as Wet Piling.

Price:  £9.95(VAT Free)
  (13 Reviews)


Tea Story

This premium ripe Pu erh tea produces a dark red brew with a mild, earthy flavour. Ripened Pu erh - also known as ‘Cooked’ Pu erh or ‘Shou’ - is made in Yunnan, China by using a clever method, that imitates the long aging process of the original Pu erh teas, which take years to develop flavour complexity.

The process approximates the aging process, by prolonged bacterial and fungal fermentation in a warm and humid environment. Under controlled conditions, producers use a technique called ‘Wet Piling’, which involves piling, dampening, and turning the tea leaves. The piling, wetting, and mixing of the piled tea, ensures an even fermentation. The ripening process typically takes anywhere from six months to a year.

Pu Erh tea gets its name from Pu’er City which is located in the south of Yunnan province of China. Tea has been cultivated in this part of China for around four thousand years and it is the oldest tea region in the world. The historic popularity of teas from this region, owes much to the many trade routes that flowed through the province. 

Year of Production: 2012

Diameter: 11cm

Ingredients: Pure Chinese Pu erh Tea.

*Note: Our Brewing Guidance below is based on the Modern Western Method. To find out how to brew your Pu Erh tea following the Traditional Chinese Method, read our blog post here.


Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested all year round in the Yunnan province of China.


Tasting Notes


Brewing Guidance

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A favourite cuppa
Monday, 25 January 2021  |  Jacquie

Such a satisfying cup of tea, with no bitter after taste of normal teas. A definite keep. Totally worth the price as you get more than one cup from the pu-reh tea as recommended cup per portion

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Love the tea cakes
Tuesday, 20 October 2020  |  Teresa

Love the tea cakes, I will buy them again


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Very good flavour
Saturday, 12 September 2020  |  Constantin

Very good flavour, good quality


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Excellent introduction to pu-erh tea
Thursday, 10 September 2020  |  Ian

This is an excellent introduction to pu-erh tea.
Good quality, classic pu-erh taste and a tea spoon's worth in the infuser will easily cope with a cup full and two refills...


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Perfect gift for friend
Tuesday, 28 January 2020  |  Mor

Actually I have not tried this one yet. It was a gift for a friend, but she was happy

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