Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh

 
Updated: Apr. 4, 2012 

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About Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh

Ripened pu-erh, also called ripened pu-erh or ripe pu-erh, also called cooked pu-erh, shou (熟, sometimes spelled shu) pu-erh, or black pu-erh is a type of pu-erh tea that has been processed ("ripened") in such a way as to imitate the qualities of aged raw pu-erh, but without the time-consuming aging process.

Historically, all pu-erh was produced as raw pu-erh. Raw pu-erh tends to have a very strong flavor, which mellows as the tea ages. The aging process is time-consuming and thus results in a higher price for the teas; ripe pu-erh was invented as a means of producing mellower pu-erh at a lower price.

In western countries, when pu-erh is sold without specification, it often refers to ripe pu-erh.

Best Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh

The notion of the "best" Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of 2005 Jing Mai Autumnal

2005 Jing Mai Autumnal

Brand:The Tao of Tea
Region:Lancang, Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Compressed
41
3 Ratings
Picture of Premium Pu-erh Tea - Black

Premium Pu-erh Tea - Black

Brand:My Zen Tea
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Mengku Arbor Tree Ripened Puerh Cake Tea ZhenMu LingYa 2007

Mengku Arbor Tree Ripened Puerh Cake Tea ZhenMu LingYa 2007

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Compressed
2 Ratings
Picture of Fengqing Golden Buds Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2005

Fengqing Golden Buds Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2005

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Fengqing, Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Compressed
2 Ratings
Picture of 2007 Menghai Dayi

2007 Menghai Dayi "Hou Pu"

Brand:Menghai Tea Factory
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Compressed
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of 2005 Jing Mai Autumnal

2005 Jing Mai Autumnal

Brand:The Tao of Tea
Region:Lancang, Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Compressed
41
3 Ratings

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