Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh
Updated: Apr. 4, 2012
About Ripened (Shou) Pu-erhpu-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
|Brand:||The Tao of Tea|
|Region:||Lancang, Yunnan, China|
|Region:||Fengqing, Yunnan, China|