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New Kato Tea Storage in White

Regular price $42.00

Tin・Enamel・A century of craftsmanship

From the same makers of our sleek, black Si Fang Cha canisters, come a new bespoke Song Collection tea vessel, updated with slightly more generous proportion for 2021. Kato Seisakusho has been manufacturing traditional Japanese tea canisters since 1895. Every component is cut and rolled from tin sheet metal, using foot pedal operated cutters, and assembled with pressure as opposed to solder. This process has remained consistent throughout the decades, with most of the work performed by 83 year old artisan Sazuka-san, who has been immersed in the craft for 68 years. After completing each individual canister, Sazuka-san passes them along to another artisan, who sprays each one with a light enamel coating before heat curing it in a kiln.

Offered in soft white, which is burnished with a simple ‘Song’. These are perfect for gifting, or for keeping, and make a lovely addition to any shelf.

We've also made these canisters available as optional packaging for our collection of teas. To purchase canister with tea, please refer to the individual tea description pages.

Approximate dimensions: 110mm tall, 80mm diameter

Size guide

More familiar with our old quantities? Here’s the conversion:

Metric quantities Ounce equivalent  Servings
30 grams (new size!) 1.05 oz. 5-8
60 grams 2.10 oz. 10-15
120 grams 4.20 oz. 20-30
240 grams 8.46 oz. 40-60