Plot twist: I was drinking pu’erh when I made that post, and having INTESTINAL DISTRESS. I feel better now. If we scientifically extrapolate from this single incident, I’m probably wrong about the Crohn’s Disease thing. Because Crohn’s Disease is stomach problems. This is science, what I just did, get a pen and take some notes.
Display your superfan tendencies proudly with beautiful magnetic pieces of art, inspired by your favorite Fandom Blends. These shadowboxes contain six tea tins, strongly affixed to the frame’s backside for carefree wall hanging at home, office or dormitory. Each tin holds enough tea for a full teapot of fandom enjoyment.
YOU GUYS THESE THINGS ARE SO RAD. I have my night vale one already and it looks gooooorgeous
These are ancient tea bricks—much like modern-day pu’erh—but pressed using powdered tea leaves instead. These bricks were used as currency for hundreds of years in and around China. When tea or food was in desperate need they could be used as sustenance, or when trading needed to be done, they proved universal tender.
However, this system created market instability, and prior to their banishment in the early Ming Dynasty, the market collapsed due to an influx of extremely low quality brick. The first Ming Emperor, Hongwu, outlawed the making and use of these tea bricks, restoring the economy. Despite this, the tradition continued to evolve into modern day sheng and shou pu’erh, instead using whole leaf tea and aging for many years.
Omg tea history