Tea Caddies & Tea Storage

Tea Caddies & Tea storage: Your Ultimate Guide

If you're a tea enthusiast like us, proper tea storage is essential. A high-quality tea caddy is a must-have in any kitchen, offering an excellent way to preserve the freshness of your favorite loose-leaf teas and tea bags.

Why is Proper Tea Storage Important?

Tea caddies play a crucial role in protecting your tea from moisture, sunlight, and unwanted odors, all of which will negatively impact the quality of your tea.

We always recommend our customers to store their tea in airtight tea tins to maintain its optimal freshness. Tea, much like other food items, benefits from being stored in a dark environment, making non-transparent containers the ideal choice (sorry, jars!). If you're embracing a zero-waste lifestyle, you'll appreciate our tea tins—they're not only eco-friendly but also perfect for storing tea. Our selection of metal and stainless-steel tea containers is food-safe, reusable, and made from non-contaminated materials, ensuring that the only flavor you'll taste in your cup is the one you choose.

Tress Tea Caddies

But tea caddies aren't just practical; they can also add a touch of elegance to your home. Our diverse range includes contemporary tea tins in plain and single colors, as well as a variety of patterned and embossed tea caddies that cater to every style preference.

From ultra-modern designs with a playful twist to globally inspired styles, our patterned and embossed caddies offer something for everyone. We also offer a stunning collection of Japanese paper-covered tea caddies that are both elegant and unique. Whether you're looking for a single tea caddy or a tea caddy set, we're confident that you'll find the perfect storage solution in our range. With options to suit all budgets, there's something for every discerning tea drinker.


Five reasons for storing your teas in airtight caddies:

Sunlight – It is advisable to store tea in darkness to prevent bright light from degrading the strength of the flavour and the aroma. 

Oxygen – It is a common myth that all moisture has been removed from loose-leaf tea leaves so that oxidisation wouldn’t be an issue. It is, however, imperative to store tea in an airtight container to prevent the risk of oxidisation. This is especially important for fresher teas that have some moisture retention, such as green teas.

Heat – Our homes are often kept extremely warm through central heating systems. This can pose a threat to the freshness of your tea leaves if they are not stored correctly.

Odour – One of the most effective ways to protect the flavour and aroma of your tea is to store it well away from other strong flavoured or scented foods. Never store your tea anywhere near aromatic spices or herbs. Even other bold teas will affect the integrity of your tea.

Moisture – Moisture is bad for any dried food product, not least tea. Tea has been withered, rolled, oxidised, dried and packaged to provide the consumer with the perfect tea leaves for your cup. Moisture can undo that lengthy process, and we advise teas to be stored away from the oven, kettle, and any other forms of moisture and humidity. This can be difficult in kitchens where moisture is inevitable, so a tea caddy really is the perfect answer.


Paper Wrapped Tea Caddies


Ayako Tea Caddy

Our Ayako tea caddies are finished with a Japanese-style fan design with a soft-feel paper wrap finish. The stylish tubular caddy in shades of blue comes with a protective lid to keep your tea perfectly fresh. Approximate capacity: 150g

Ayako Japanese Tea caddy


Lumi Tea Caddy

Our Lumi tea tins are finished with a Japanese-style flower design with a soft-feel paper wrap finish. The stylish round canister in shades of blue comes with an aroma seal lid to keep your tea perfectly fresh. Approximate capacity: 60g and 150g.

Lumi Tea Caddy


Masari Tea Caddy

Our beautiful Masari Tea tins are finished with a Japanese-style floral design with a soft-feel paper wrap finish. A stylish green tubular caddy with pink and white floral accents comes with a flavour protective lid to keep your tea perfectly fresh. Approximate capacity: 100g and 150g.

Masari Tea Caddy


Kyoko Tea Caddy

Our pretty Kyoko tea caddy is finished with a Japanese-style grass and flowers design with a soft-feel paper wrap finish. A stylish tubular caddy with a flavour protective push-fit and inner lid to keep your tea perfectly fresh. Approximate capacity: 100g and 150g.


Nobu Tea Caddy

Japanese origami papers inspire our Nobu tea tins. They come in various tones of blue with white accents, finished with soft-feel paper wrap. The beautiful navy tubular tea caddy comes with an internal flavour protective lid. Approximate capacity: 100g and 150g.

Nobu Tea Caddy


Traditional Tea Caddies


Trees Tea Caddy 

Our Tree tea caddies are inspired by trees and feature soft pastel watercolour designs in blue ginkgo and green eucalyptus. The illustrated leaf motifs will suit any kitchen and come with clip-down lids. Approximate capacity: 150g and 250g.

Trees tea Caddy


Little Geisha Tea Caddy

Our Little Geisha tea tins are the latest designs in the Little Geisha range by Eigenart. Designed in two colourways: Rose and Petrol and printed with a happy Little Geisha design. The fun character tea tins will keep your tea fresh, thanks to the push-fit and inner lids. Approximate capacity: 150g.

Little Geisha Tea Caddies


Senta Tea Caddy

Our Senta tea caddy has lovely hummingbirds and flowers illustrations on a white background.  The tight-fitting push-fit lid keeps your tea nice and fresh. Approximate capacity: 100g.

Senta Tea Caddy


Helma Tea Caddy

Our Helma tea caddy features soft brown, reds and blues, in a paisley motif. The simple square with a fitted lid will keep your teas fresher for longer. Approximate capacity: 100g.

Helma Tea Caddy




Posted by cup of tea admin
17th September 2021

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