I love tea tins. Especially well worn ones printed with Old Masters paintings that are pitted and rusting but still close snugly enough to keep out salty sea air. This elegant silver one, a gift from my friend, Trinka, has a complex patina and feels heavy in my hands. I fill it with smoky Lapsang Souchong tea.
Tea History: Check out this good story from Comins Tea House blog about Comins’ proprietors discovering a tin in a Belgian antique shop and making it the model for their charming modern tea tin.