27 June 2008

Tea In Siberia

Just to keep you factually amused heading into the weekend...

Up until the 19th Century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

Simpler currency for simpler times.

2 comments:

therry said...

That's bizarre!

Does it mean the money can be dissolved and brewed into a nice cup of tea as well?

Rob Baiton said...

Therry...

Not so bizarre when you think about it :D

But, yeah, I guess you could brew a nice cup of money!