Description from Everyday Needs
A traditional Japanese kitchen item, this tea canister (called a Chzutsu) is perfect for storing loose tea.
We all know the Japanese take tea very seriously. Not only are their leaves some of the best in the world, but the way it is served, and what it is served in is a thing of beauty. It is no surprise that they also take tea storage seriously and have a unique and traditional canister to protect their tea leaves from humidity and light. This company Kaikado has been hand-making tea canisters in Kyoto since 1875. Although the method for keeping the canister airtight has been the same over the century, their craftsmen are now exploring new materials, like copper. Made in Japan.