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Oliver Pluff & Company Tea bricks are composed of tea twigs and leaves that are finely ground and pressed and preserved into dense forms.
Originally created for the purpose of trekking from China to Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet - where they were also traded as a form of currency. In Tibet, they have invented special tools for breaking, washing, and brewing the bricks. The tea brick encompasses a vast tea history in China that is symbolic of its importance in culture, trade, and commerce.
Their ornamental designs make them an interesting object of tea lore, and a beautiful token of tea history. They may be chipped and steeped as a gourmet tea.Tea Brick - Black Tea, Gate Design