Love the tea caddy, it is identical to the one my mother stored tea in, in the 1950s
Tea was purchased at the grocer's shop, from tea chests and carried home in brown paper bags. Into the caddy and a flat copper tea spoon lay on top for measuring into the tea pot.
Sadly I have not seen that type of tea measure spoon for decades.
Circa 1960 a supermarket opened in my hometown
Circa 1966 teabags appeared
I quoted the photo of the tea caddy and the
picture is truncated removing the design