The Ancient Tea Brick encompasses a vast Chinese history. During the Dynasty eras, tea bricks were used as Chinese currency. Now, the tea brick is a symbol of history that can be used as an ornate decoration or actually chipped and steeped as a gourmet tea. Each tea brick is made of loose-leaf tea that has been pressed together and embossed with decorative appeal. The Ancient Tea brick makes a great gift for those who love tea and enjoy the history behind it. It is a unique gift that will last forever as it sits on your mantle or coffee table, or enjoy it even more by using it for your afternoon tea. Each Ancient Tea Brick measures 7.5 x 4.5 inches. What a great way to start a conversation. Purchase a tea brick and make your guests curious!