This hand-lacquered tin canister comes from Japanese tin maker, Kotodo Takahashi. Founded in 1910, Kotodo has made economical, well-crafted food tins for over 100 years. The quintessential feature of the canister, namely the inner lid and the deep overlap between the body and the outer lid, were developed in order to protect delicate tea leaves from humid and moist environments. This structure ensures the airtightness of the canister and its cylindrical shape prevents any moisture from accumulating in corners.
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This 200g tin holds 200g of sencha, 100g of hōjicha. Measures 3.50" D x 4.33" H. See the smaller canister here.
Cream colored. Can also be used to store coffee or spices.