Tea bricks were originally a very common way of packaging teas so that they would survive the many months it would take to transport them by camel caravan. They were also used as a form of currency (brick photo on right) on the Silk Road. Tea that has been compressed in this fashion will retain its freshness for a long period of time, as very little air is permitted to pass through these very dense bricks.
Here in the West, they are often simply used as decoration, despite the fact that the tea made from them is actually quite tasty. We are pleased to be able to offer both Green and Black varieties of this very unique item. (1.1 lbs.) Measures: 7 ¼" x 4 ½" x ¾". - $15.95