"Te Ji" means special grade.The quality of Te Ji Tie Guan Yin tea is said to be derived from the combination of "Heaven, Earth and Man". Heaven refers to the weather, as high grade Tie Guan Yin can only be cultivated when the weather is ideal. Earth is the soil and elevation, where elevated, rich and unpolluted grounds are desirable. And finally Man is the tea master who processes the tea. A skilled and experienced tea master is essential to produce the best Tie Guan Yin. Te Ji Tie Guan Yin is the result of the perfection of these three requirements. Such perfect Tie Guan Yin is extremely rare and usually reserved only for local VIPs and State guests.