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small tea caddies

by napoleon » Dec 17th 15 9:41 am

Hi guys!

I came to the conclusion that 50g tea containers suit me the best and now I need to find a nice one.

But the problem is that most of the caddies are ment for 100g of tea.

The three ones I've found are the following:

1. Cheapest option- Syuro tea caddy, in copper, pewter... The thing I don't like is the "lip" at the rim of the caddy. Competitively priced.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tea-caddy-Syuro ... SwcwhVPycS


2. Very nice, if only it were taller instead of wider, I'd buy it at once:
http://www.artoftea.com/teaware/storage ... caddy.html#
http://www.sazentea.com/en/products/p12 ... caddy.html

3. And of course, kaikado tea caddied, 50g ones. But the most expensive.



Are there any other options? Ideally, they would be metal (copper, brass...), priced up to 100$, have no "lip", and have 2 lids.

Thanks!

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Re: small tea caddies

by Fuut » Dec 17th 15 10:10 am

1. Took too long to load.
2. Look ok, but why so focussed on size?
3. If you have the money and you like it why not.

Basically pick what you like and can afford.

Depending on the tea etc. I like ceramic tea caddies.

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Re: small tea caddies

by Frisbeehead » Dec 17th 15 1:41 pm

I use the wide tea tins from Specialty Bottle:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/metal-ti ... s/tea.aspx

They're $1.44 each, cheaper than any other tea container I've yet seen. And they are mostly air tight (twist on lid with rubber). Great containers.

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Re: small tea caddies

by impromptuandy » Dec 17th 15 2:56 pm

Emilio of The Jade Leaf makes very nice small ceramic jars. They're not metal, but many are about the size you're looking for. I've got a lovely wood-fired celadon piece I keep some yancha in.

My view is that ceramics are generally better for storing tea (either to age or just as you're drinking it), while something more airtight (like with two lids, etc.) would be preferable only if you're trying to preserve something greener.

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Re: small tea caddies

by pedant » Dec 17th 15 6:12 pm

definitely not under $100, but these look pretty dope imo
http://artisticnippon.com/product/tin_w ... addy5.html

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Re: small tea caddies

by TORamarn » Dec 17th 15 7:41 pm

What about SazenTea's 40g metal caddy ($1.95)? Is it too cheap, or does it have to be exactly 50g?

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Re: small tea caddies

by theroots » Dec 17th 15 10:10 pm

If you're willing to spend up to $100 you should consider Kaikado as well (the first one you posted is a copy). At least the 40g and 100g should (more or less) fit your budget. They have got a wide range of sizes and models:
http://www.kaikado.jp/english/goods/index.html



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Re: small tea caddies

by Tead Off » Dec 18th 15 3:01 am

I use both ceramic and metal caddys, but preferentially, I like ceramic, not only for their aesthetic qualities, but the material itself, seems to suit the material of tea. There is something about metal, which in my mind, doesn't feel quite right. I use metal when I want to put a larger amount of tea into a cannister as they can be bought very cheaply. For under 100g, I prefer ceramic. The shapes, colors, designs of ceramic caddys vary endlessly. They are also made by people engaged in making teaware, artisans trying to eke out a living by making something useful to cherish and use. Clay is suitable material for all teas and all processes associated with teas. From storing to drinking teas, clay is the primary substance used for centuries. Metal may also have aesthetic values but it is a cold substance in its nature. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: small tea caddies

by JBaymore » Dec 18th 15 4:42 pm

Nicely said, Tead Off.

best,

.......................john

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Re: small tea caddies

by theroots » Dec 21st 15 7:24 pm

Tead Off wrote:They are also made by people engaged in making teaware, artisans trying to eke out a living by making something useful to cherish and use.
What you're talking about is the passion of an artist and not the material they're using, isn't it? I'm collecting natsume and chaire as well as metal chazutsu's. Each material is fascinating in a variety of ways.

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Re: small tea caddies

by Tead Off » Dec 22nd 15 3:39 am

theroots wrote:
Tead Off wrote:They are also made by people engaged in making teaware, artisans trying to eke out a living by making something useful to cherish and use.
What you're talking about is the passion of an artist and not the material they're using, isn't it? I'm collecting natsume and chaire as well as metal chazutsu's. Each material is fascinating in a variety of ways.
The passion is an element, but I am definitely talking about the material used.