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Review by ETE
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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!

(Posted on 5/4/2018)

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Yunnan Tea Brick

This decorative brick of compressed Yunnan black tea makes a great display and conversation piece. This was the most commonly produced and used form of tea in ancient China prior to the Ming Dynasty. This type of tea was compressed into brick form for ease of travel across the land. The teas was broken off the brick and then added to boiling water to brew.
Each brick is approximately 4 ½ inches tall by 7 ½ inches wide.

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!

Availability: In stock