Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Tea Brick

My Tea Brick (above)

The Fall 2011 issue of TEA A MAGAZINE features an interesting article by Eve Hill about Tea Bricks.
According to Eve, "tea bricks are made with tea leaves that are usually dried, ground to powder form, then compressed."  Tea bricks were once used for making tea.  Currently, they are more often used as a decoration or a conversation piece.  I used mine, shown in the top photo, for demonstration purposes when I present
 tea programs and classes.

I hope you pick up a copy of this issue of TEA A Magazine or contact teamag.com for a copy.
This issue contains several interesting articles about the tea world. 
I have subscribed to this magazine for several years. 


9 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

How nice that you have a tea brick! They are so very fun...and decorative! Plus...you can actually use them...depending on age, although I don't think I'd ever do that.
Cool!
Ruth

parTea lady said...

That is a pretty design on your tea brick. I'll have to have another look at my Fall 2011 issue.

Angela McRae said...

I just saw a tea brick at an antique store over the weekend, but I've never had one. What a great item to take when you give your tea programs!

Marilyn said...

I thought this was a nice issue. I sometimes use my brick as a trivet, which is definitely a conversation piece.

Lady Linda said...

I have always been fascinated by tea bricks. We have quite a large Asian market here and there's a tea shoppe off to the side.I love to go in there and look at everything. They sell tea bricks...so pretty.
Linda

W. Latane Barton said...

tea bricks???? well, blow me down with a feather. I'd never heard of them but then I am not a dyed in the wool tea drinker (not hot... I love my southern iced tea)

Kimberly said...

I have one like yours. I should get it out...

Marie said...

I had never heard of a tea brick and am fascinated! You would imagine it would deteriorate over time, and that there would be few of the older ones left. Really interesting! I have to learn more!

Mom Walds Place said...

Hubby gave me one of those round tea bricks like in the lower photo. It wasn't what I was expecting. Maybe I should read more about it.

 

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