This is Xiaguan's re-interpretation of the now legendary "88 Qing Bing" which was produced in 1988 and since become a classic and highly valuable raw pu-erh cake due to its powerful and complex taste.
The Te Ji (aka Special Grade) tuo is a newer Xiaguan recipe. High grade material is processed in the traditional method and then tightly compressed and stored in these individual round boxes. The boxes protect the tea from fluctuations in temperature and humidity giving the tea a stable environment perfect for aging!
The tea has typically strong and pungent cha qi, while the thickness of the tea in the mouth is felt. Compression is relatively tight, but typical for Xiaguan tuo cha. This is an optimum tea for long-term aging, but could also be enjoyed immediately by those aficionados of young sheng!