Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tea caddies

Tea caddy is a decorative box created for storing tea leaves. The word is believed to be derived from catty (the English word fora traditional Chinese measurement of weight called a jin), the Chinese pound.Some of the finest tea caddies were crafted of exotic woods (mahogany, rosewood..) adorned with tortoise shell, ivory, silver etc. Tea caddies were made of brass, copper and other materials too. Large tea caddies were known as tea chest. Nowdays tea caddies are regarded as ornaments or preserved in collections.

These are just some examples of tea caddies. If you want to see more just log on to World of Tea Caddy

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