The main color of raw pu-erh tea is green or dark green. Some of them are red and yellow. White of them are Bud.
The main color of ripe pu-erh tea is black or reddish-brown. Some bud are dark golden. It have a strong taste of ottawa heap similar to moldy. The light ferment have a taste like longyan, and the deep ferment have a taste of stuffy wet straw mat.
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@xavier – yep, shou puer (cooked puer) and sheng (raw) puer. We talked about it a a while ago – actually I linked to this blog post a while ago: https://teatra.de/forums/topic/bearsblog-new-to-puer/
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