Something you have to know about ripe pu-erh tea.

Compare to raw pu-erh, ripe pu-erh has an extra step of piling fermentation and different quality accordingly.

“Wo” in Chinese means to water something, and “Dui” indicates the fermenting method. After near 2 months, those leaves get ripe, just like fruits, while still able to get riper. So, ripe pu-erh is a dynamic procedure instead of being cooked. In other words, ripe can express this procedure properly. It is exactly the point to learn Chinese culture bilingually from the other perspective.