“TeJi” written as “特级” directly means “Special Grade” which is another series started from 2003 year for the reason of “Creating higher grade tuo cha than JiaJi tuo cha”. The grade of tea materials on this tea is higher than JiaJi tuo cha. Generally called as “TeTuo” in market. In 2016 year, this series was renamed as “TeTuo” written as “特沱”, a abbreviated form of “TeJiTuoCha”.
With trade mark of “Pine tree and Crane” printed on the wrapper of this tea.
This is the general version comparing to the other one with red eye crane on the trademark.
There are also varieties of package like simple wrapper, paper box and different weight like 100g, 250g.
Because of the higher grade on tea materials than JiaJi tuo cha,
this series tastes more astringent.
More fragrant and abundant mouth feeling in the first half session.
Smoke is still on a high level.
Both HuiGan and ShengJin(saliva producing) are fast.
But in recent years especially from 2011 year, this series becomes lighter on smoke and bitterness.
The taste feeling is more acceptable to general consumer including new comers to puerh tea world.
Guangzhou natural storage.
Best tea I ever had, I drink it weekly. Still looking for similar, but only 2003 green tou can come close.