BRIQUE DE THÉ NOIR
Black compressed tea
This ‘Brick of Tea’, compressed into a traditional shape and decorated with legendary patterns, is produced by the famous Zhao Li Qiao manufactory in Hu Bei Province. Song dynasty emperors decided that taxes would be paid in the form of bricks of tea.
The tea can obviously be drunk, but the brick also serves as a fine decorative item, making a fragrant, poetic gift.
dim : 24 x 19 cm
weight : about 1 kg