Japanese tea caddies (chazutsu) are a functional as well as stylish accessory used for storing high quality teas in order to preserve their aromas and freshness. They are a key component of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The weight provided in grams represents their individual storage capacities.
Yoshi En Tea Caddies
Specially custom-made for us in Japan, our lacquered Yoshi En tea caddies fuse ultra-modern precision-processing with traditional handicrafts. Inspired by Urushi lacquerware, they come complete with a tightly fitted aroma-sealing inner lid, and are perfect for storing all kinds of teas.
Kaikado 開化堂 Tea Caddies
Precious tea caddies for storing your favourite teas, made by Kaikado, a traditional manufacturer based in Kyoto, following traditional methods. These timeless metal containers combine elegance with function and are intended for long-term use. The lack of outer coating allows for the development of patina over time. All tea caddies have an inner lid and are coated on the inside for optimal freshness.
Washi 和紙 Tea Caddies
Elegant tea caddies made from food grade tinplate, hand-finished with tradtionally made Japanese paper (washi; 和紙 ).
Kabazaiku 樺細工 Tea Caddies
Graceful tea caddies made of the bark of wild cherry trees (oyama sakura), following abazaiku 樺細工 (the traditional art of creating accessories from cherry tree bark). Sourced from Kakunodate, an area famous for craftsmanship throughout Japan. In the tight-fitting cans, a microclimate optimal for the storage of premium tea is created, which keeps it fresh for an impresively long time and can even improve the taste.
Gato Mikio 我戸幹男商店 Tea Caddies
Traditional Japanese manufacturer Gato Mikio has been producing fine lacquerware from high-quality Japanese woods and genuine urushi lacquer for more than a hundred years. These hand-turned tea caddies uniquely combine masterful craftsmanship with timeless design and, thanks to the precise closure and the properties of the precious woods used, function as an ideal storage option for even the finest teas.
Keyaki 槻 Tea Caddies
High-quality, handmade tea caddies from the Yamanaka region known for its urushi lacquerware. The tea caddies are made entirely of the wood of the rare Japanese zelkova (keyaki 槻) tree, which is cultivated sustainably in Yamanaka, and is particularly suitable for tea storage. The use of several layers of urushi lacquer results in a particularly smooth surface which, combined with the precise hand processing of the inside, creates an optimal microclimate for fine teas.
Azmaya 東屋 Tea Caddies
These noble polished metal tea caddies by traditional manufacturer Azmaya develop a unique character over time through patina and discolouration of the metal. They represent the Japanese aesthetic concept of wabi sabi 侘寂; beauty in the unfinished and imperfect.