It's tiny-wee, it's as solid as a ball-bearing, and it's five years old. Ladies and jellyspoons, I give you the "Xiao Wuzi" [sheow woozer] from Jinggu Heli [her-lee].
About 2 inches in diameter, this is a tiny sphere
It really is very tight. In fact, it's tighter-than-Xiaguan kind of tight. It's chisels and hammers kind of tight.
Hack, hack, hack
Bash it enough and you may be lucky enough to break away a few leaves, as shown above. The leaves are old-fashioned, highly-chopped, and black as your proverbial hat.
The "xiao wuzi" [little five-son] is probably akin the "qizi" [seven-son] bingcha
It's a very nice little tea. For some reason, it has "Yifu" [husband] written in the middle of the wrapper. As shown below, it brews up a clean orange colour. It's woody, sweet, and sharp - quite charming, in fact.
It can't be said that this is a particularly extravagent experience, but it's a jolly, solid little creature. It continues unchanging for many infusions, and shows that it has been nicely aged. I've never seen such a little entity before, but am happy to have enjoyed this tasty little nugget - thanks to Keng for providing it.