Yunnan Tea Brick
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Our Yunnan Tea Brick is a unique tea offering that not only makes a great display and conversation piece, but since it consists of compressed Yunnan black tea, it can be brewed and served!
Prior to the ancient Chinese Ming Dynasty, the concept of compressing tea into bricks was very common, as it allowed for easier storage of the precious tea leaves. When manipulated with a small utensil, the loose tea leaves can be broken off the compressed tea brick and then brewed.
Each Yunnan tea brick is approximately 7.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches wide by .75 inches thick. Each tea brick weighs 1.2 lbs.
Brewing Tips: The Yunnan Tea Brick should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using a small knife, break off enough tea to brew. Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. The Yunnan Brick tea should be steeped for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!
I gave these tea bricks to tea loving friends as Christmas gifts. They were very popular, and a good conversation item. The following year I went back to buy many more, but alas Mark T. Wendall had sold out. I am so glad to see that the tea bricks are available again!
Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?
Highest Quality Teas
Superior Customer Service
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for my order to ship?
We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.
Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?
All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.
Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.
How long does tea stay fresh?
If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.
How long should I brew my tea?
Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!