Sometimes you just can’t make these things up.
Yeah, you’re reading it right: Dried Anchovy Tea Bag.
And, no, I have no idea how it fits into the cuisine, or even which cuisine. Asian, maybe Chinese, Korean, or Thai, is the best I can do.
Is it medicinal? Does one sip anchovy tea while gambling? Do you feed it to relatives you don’t like? Mad uncles perhaps? Nasty landladies?
Or do you use it to make a soup base?
Then again, maybe this stuff is not so popular (or tasty), given the roughly 25% markdown….
I confess, I did not make the investment to give anchovy tea bags a try, or maybe I’d be dragging anchovy tea along on my next cold-weather hike—although not in the near future, given our current temps!