Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Using What I Have

This is a brick of green tea.

Centuries ago the Chinese pressed dust from tea into bricks to use as tea money for trading with Mongolia and Tibet.

Someone gave it to me a few years ago and I am sure it isn't fresh any more.

It's so lovely and I think about her every time I open the cupboard. I don't want to throw it out.

I made some rubbings from it.

Photograph I took in downtown Toronto


1 comment:

  1. Hi Sandra
    well your from my neck of the woods, I lived in Hamilton .. but I now live in the UK and am very good friends with Dijanne Cevaal .. I too have one of the tea blocks and take it out occasionally but never thought to use it to do a rubbing .. thanks for the idea .