Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

Do any online tea sites sell EMPTY tea tins?

Do any online tea companies sell empty tea tins? Or maybe even empty thicker plastic zip pouches ?

26 Replies

I’ve been directed here in the past http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.aspx though shipping sucks, but cheap if you need lots.

empty tins from tea companies, a number of them do:
http://www.harney.com/teaware/harney-logo-ware-and-wear.html couple sizes
http://www.davidstea.com/tea-tins various colours
http://zentealife.com/index.php/teaware/teawares-type/tea-accessories/tea-storage-tins.html really pretty ones
http://www.nmteaco.com/Tea-Canisters_c_170.html colourful ones and interesting ones

Though – I get my own tea tins from IKEA. it’s like $4 for 3 good sizes ones.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20208344/

I just got those ones from Ikea the other day. I really like the ones on zentealife. Probably purchase a couple of those soon :-)

Login or sign up to post a message.

KallieBoo! said

Adagio has some nice ones. http://www.adagio.com/pantry/tins.html

Personal preference but I hate that adagio’s use plastic.

The Adagio through that link are plastic? They look like tin from here…

Tea Sipper – The tops are UV-blocking coated plastic. The rest is metal.

Login or sign up to post a message.

Oh nice. All of these are good ones I hadn’t known about before. Though, anyone can keep listing any others they know about!

Login or sign up to post a message.

Pia M said

I just found some at Simpson & Vail. They have lovely knobbed tin canisters that have a “Tea” emblem on the front. They are $4.50 each and hole 3-4 oz of tea. Stock #A1195.

Login or sign up to post a message.

Also, does anyone really think the clear Adagio lids are UV protected? Can’t some light still get in them? Probably more than a non-clear lid would?

Login or sign up to post a message.

http://www.specialtybottle.com/teatincontainersmi.aspx
I’ve heard this site has pretty good containers, especially the TLAT6 one. Haven’t tried them myself though.
Also, if you weren’t specifically set on using tins, I found that glass mason jars in various sizes work pretty well. And you can keep light away by painting/covering the outsides. I’ve seen some people use blackboard paint so they can write what tea is inside.

Dinosara said

Love my TEAT4 tins… Perfect for 100g/4oz of tea, and the top fits nicely. I like that they don’t have any ridges or anything around the edge of the lid, so they pack nicely in a cupboard.

Login or sign up to post a message.

I really like these from adagio. They are glass, but UV protected. I like to be able to see my teas. They’re a little pricier though.

http://www.adagio.com/teaware/glass_jar.html?SID=d23f5eb9302f6aeecadb936078baa717

Login or sign up to post a message.

Login or sign up to post a message.

Uniquity said

I love the Davids tins and also the Harney and Sons tins. You can buy both of those empty.

Login or sign up to post a message.

Emily M said

Login or sign up to post a message.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.