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drank Kalahari by Teaopia
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ugh I need to buy me some tea tins!!! The thing is, I keep very few teas in large enough quantities to warrant a standard size, and small tins are difficult to find. Does anyone know of a place that sells tins which can hold 25-50g?
This tea, one of my oldest, is losing it’s flavour. I’ve kept it in the paper bag it comes with, for lack of any suitable alternative. Sad, but true. It’s pretty much just a simple rooibos now with some distant orange flavouring… even the swirls of agave I added gave it very little oomph. Oh well, all good things must end eventually! Now on to find a new rooibos to love. I was getting bored with this one anyhow. (It’ not goodbye just yet! I have atleast two more cups worth)

Sara

I was going to recommend the little containers at Cost Plus World Market, but I see you’re in Canada and I don’t think they have those stores there. You might try just checking out kitchen supply shops or big stores like Target. Airtight spice containers are a good bet if you can’t find anything specifically for tea.

aisling of tea

Ikea! C’mon, that’s a no brainer ;)

Indigobloom

haha true. Though I keep coming up with tea things that I could use and then remember I have neither the space nor budget for them. If I find a good deal I’ll break down and buy them but otherwise… I’ll have to wait til September!

LiberTEAS

I recommend Specialty Bottle. They have tins of all sizes and great prices: http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=33

aisling of tea

Ikea is our downfall. We live a whole 5 minutes from one…daaaangerous. I love it thought.

aisling of tea

though* d’oh

ashmanra

Harney and Sons will sell their mini tins for sixty cents each. I buy ten at a time. It is the baby tin that fits in their tea chest and holds about one or two ounces. Also, the craft stores sell wedding favor tins and with the ubiquitous forty per cent off coupon, they are also reasonable.

Indigobloom

Harney would likely involve me ordering tea… plus shipping. but wedding tins, hmmm! not a bad idea, thanks Ashmanra!!

Indigobloom

the specialty tea tins look awesome to!! but I’ll look locally first, and save that as a back up. thx Liberteas :)

ashmanra

I think the wedding tins are usually sold in packs of twenty and they often have a clear top. I was going to use my scallop circle punch to make labels for the tin, thus eliminating light at the same time.

Cattibrie

What about the ones for spices that are magnetic and could hang on the wall. You could make labels to cover the glass top. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80102919 Or get some metal jars a a knife holder magnetic strip.

aisling of tea

I’ve got some of those, be warned, they fall open pretty easily.

Indigobloom

eek, tea all over the place! that would be no fun to clean up haha. Ah Ikea… I <3 that place. and it likes my wallet a little too much!!

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Sara

I was going to recommend the little containers at Cost Plus World Market, but I see you’re in Canada and I don’t think they have those stores there. You might try just checking out kitchen supply shops or big stores like Target. Airtight spice containers are a good bet if you can’t find anything specifically for tea.

aisling of tea

Ikea! C’mon, that’s a no brainer ;)

Indigobloom

haha true. Though I keep coming up with tea things that I could use and then remember I have neither the space nor budget for them. If I find a good deal I’ll break down and buy them but otherwise… I’ll have to wait til September!

LiberTEAS

I recommend Specialty Bottle. They have tins of all sizes and great prices: http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=33

aisling of tea

Ikea is our downfall. We live a whole 5 minutes from one…daaaangerous. I love it thought.

aisling of tea

though* d’oh

ashmanra

Harney and Sons will sell their mini tins for sixty cents each. I buy ten at a time. It is the baby tin that fits in their tea chest and holds about one or two ounces. Also, the craft stores sell wedding favor tins and with the ubiquitous forty per cent off coupon, they are also reasonable.

Indigobloom

Harney would likely involve me ordering tea… plus shipping. but wedding tins, hmmm! not a bad idea, thanks Ashmanra!!

Indigobloom

the specialty tea tins look awesome to!! but I’ll look locally first, and save that as a back up. thx Liberteas :)

ashmanra

I think the wedding tins are usually sold in packs of twenty and they often have a clear top. I was going to use my scallop circle punch to make labels for the tin, thus eliminating light at the same time.

Cattibrie

What about the ones for spices that are magnetic and could hang on the wall. You could make labels to cover the glass top. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80102919 Or get some metal jars a a knife holder magnetic strip.

aisling of tea

I’ve got some of those, be warned, they fall open pretty easily.

Indigobloom

eek, tea all over the place! that would be no fun to clean up haha. Ah Ikea… I <3 that place. and it likes my wallet a little too much!!

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Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
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50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
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