Don't know where elsethat would be better to post this so... Yes, a brick of tea. Very old school to boot. Most folks in North America drink coffee - I do on occasion, but I really enjoy tea. Either black or green tea, both are good. I drink the green with nothing added, but enjoy black tea with milk or cream and a bit of sugar. From my research on the World of Chernyi books, I found that domestic tea production in North America is all but non-existent. A small company in Ore is all that I found. So, in looking at how I might have some long term storage tea, further research led me to tea bricks. Made for long tern transport and storage, this seems like the way most folks would find the easiest and least hassle for LTS. YMMV. Both black and green tea are sold in 'brick' form - in 'full' (2.2 pounds) and in a 'Half' brick (about 1 pound). It pays to shop as the price varies quite a bit by type (Green or Black) and by vendor. A full brick measures 7.5" x 9.5" x 15/16" inches. Preparing this tea is 'just like' loose leaf tea. AFTER you have grated about a teaspoon, put in a cup with 8 oz of very hot (190 -200F) water. (This tea is as hard as some woods, so be warned that effort is required to obtain your drink. ) Once the tea has colored to taste, add another 8oz of cold water to settle the tea leaves. Enjoy. Many of the vendor sites offer some bits of the history of brick tea - these were once used a currency in the past.. While often sold as a curiosity - brick tea is actually quite good. Just the same, if you are looking for LTS tea, this may offer an additional choice for dedicated tea drinkers. Another type of brick tea is Pu-erh. It is not as compressed and thus easier to flake for use. Most sites that sell this type of blocked or brick tea also have directions for brewing. I hope this post will be enough to motivate you to at least do some research on your own to see if this type of tea could be part of not only your storage program, but part of your daily diet. See also - Tea brick - Wikipedia Tranquil Tuesdays • Brick Tea Money at the Smithsonian During our... (pics of 'tea money') Tea and Coffee Trade in the American Colonies a bit if US history with tea.