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Cannisters for oolong tea

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a good cannister to keep oolong teas in? I really like the washi cannisters for japanese green teas and I was wondering if the Taiwanese/Chinese have similar cannisters for their own teas?

Thanks

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Suzi said

I’ve often seen porcelain jars used for Chinese teas, similar to these:
http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/d52842/d5284236l.jpg

I don’t know any good sources for them, and I’m not sure how tightly they seal, but my guess is that would be a traditional sort of cannister.

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Kristin said

Interesting article about oolong storage:
http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2011/01/oolong-storage-test.html

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My favorite are sold by Ten Ren’s outlet in San Francisco (called Ten Tea): http://www.tentea.com/teacanisters.html.
I’ve been using a few different sizes for my oolong. There are two lids, so it is air tight.

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she steeps said

Don’t mean to self-promote, but on my site, Bon Teavant, I have just one really nice porcelain canister left in stock for oolong storage: http://bit.ly/oolongteastorage
Holds about 8 -12 oz. of high mountain, or about half that of twisted leaf tea.

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