A tea needle is a quintessential tool for breaking up all styles of pu-erh tea: cakes, brick tea, and tuocha. Carefully push the needle into the tea cake, then lightly work it up and down until the tea loosens up. Repeat this process from two to three different angles until a desired-sized piece breaks off. Using a specially designated tea pick prevents you from damaging the cake and leaves fewer leaf scraps.
This tea needle is stored securely inside the tea brush. The tea brush is another useful tea ceremony tool. It's used to help clean tea leaf scraps, move excess water down the drain of the tea table, and season Yixing teaware and tea pets.
Material: Ebony wood, stainless steel, brush
Dimensions: 8 in / 20.5 cm