It's a Nan Jian tuo... both from the logos, the phoenix, and the fact that it says it around the bottom. Nan Jian usually makes pretty good tea.
You can see a similar ripe tuo from 2007 over here
, although the wrappers look a little different.
If it's really from 2008, then it's probably okay to drink as-is. Give it a smell -- if it smells fishy or ammonia-y, then let it air out, or let it sit for another year or two.
As for brewing, I use a pot dedicated to ripe pu'erh. Or a gaiwan always works as well.