Black Tea Brick 500g
Traditionally tea was compressed into bricks for easy storage and transportation on horse or camel, each having individual marks of regions or makers. Prior to the Russian invasion of Tibet before World War II, it was reported that in preparation for the conquest, the invaders bought up all of the available tea bricks. They felt that by controlling the tea supply, they would be able to also control the people who relied heavily on it.
China/ Hubei Province
Although tea bricks are less commonly produced in modern times, many post-fermented teas, such as Pu-erh, are still commonly found in bricks, discs, and other pressed forms. Tea bricks can be made into beverages or eaten as food, and were also used in the past as a form of currency. Due to their density and toughness tea bricks were consumed after they were broken into small pieces and boiled while traditionally in Tang Dynasty, they were consumed after they have been ground to a fine powder. If proper brewing techniques are used a great cup of tea can be produced. These Hubei tea bricks are very tactile and always create lots of interest in displays, an unusual gift for any tea enthusiast.
Small weight 500g dimensions are 18.5cm x 12cm x 2cm
Large weight available (please see our other items) 1100g dimensions are 24cm x 19cm x 2cm
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Region: Hubei Province
Antioxidant Content: Medium
Growing Altitudes: 2000 – 4000 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Tending dull
Process: Compressed tea
Aroma: Slight must notes
Ingredients: Black tea
Taste: Full bodied