Cherry Tree Bark Tea Canister (2 texture) & Tea Leaf Spoon
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Cherry Tree Bark Tea Canister (2 texture) & Tea Leaf Spoon

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Please also see our new store https://shihateapot.com/collections/others/products/tea-canister-2tex Mountain Cherry Tree bark Tea Canister is one of "Japanese Traditional Art Craft" which designated by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry. ------product------ Canister & Tea leaf spoon Tea spoon has Sakura shape decoration. Surface is 2different finishing, inside is polished finish. You can enjoy 2 textures! <Material & Size> Cherry bark, Japanese wing nut Canister: Approx. Height 10.6 cm/ Diameter 7.0 cm Spoon: Approx. 7.5*3.0cm ------Durability------ Cherry Tree bark Tea Canisters are loved by Japanese several decades. It is durable. It can be used in 2-3 generations. Durability is one of the prerequisite for ”Japanese Traditional Art Craft" ------Benefit------ Cherry Tree bark is antibacterial. Cherry Tree bark canister has high sealability and keep things inside dry (moisture proof). Due to the reason, cherry tree bark cases used be used as medicine and tobacco case in Edo period. Cherry Tree bark canister will keep quality of your tea leaves well! ------How to use------ Please put tea leaves only amount for 2 -4 weeks consumption in the canister. The rest of tea leaves should be kept in refrigerator. Please refer our article of how to store tea leaves: https://shihateacomfort.com/preservegreentea This is not portable canister. It is supposed to be used at home. The cap (ild) is tight but not tight enough to carry around. In case you carry, put the canister in the cloth bag not let the lid come off (see photo for reference) Tea spoon has Japanese tradition tea leaf spoon shape. It is good to scoop Japanese green tea leaves and put it into a teapot. Lid of the canister can be a measure cup. You can put appropriate amount(volume) of tea leaves in the lid cup from tea canister, then put it into a teapot. ------Production------ The artisan explains that most difficult part is to stick tree bark on the body firmly. The artisan produce canister based on the their sense and experience. Peel off bark from tree, dry the bark 2-3 years because it contain certain amount of moisture. If it is used without drying, it shrinks. Make the surface of the bark smooth and according to its color and pattern on the bark, decide how to use. As you can imagine, each piece of canister have unique pattern. Make form. The body is wood (Japanese wing nut) and the inner and outer surface is cherry bark. As you see in the photo, inner cylindrical case is placed in outer cylindrical case. Recent years they are facing shortage of raw material (tree bark). It is becoming valuable to have cherry Tree bark Tea canisters. ------Production Area------- They are made in Kakunodate city in Akita prefecture, which is located northern Japan. Northern Japan produce high quality wood products. ------Maintenance------- Please keep away from moisture, heat.