Connoisseurs of real tea know that its various varieties require special storage conditions. Even tea bags need a special container that hides them from view, but allows air to pass through. Nowadays, a box for tea bags is no longer a functional thing for storing refined raw materials, but rather a decorative element that can decorate the kitchen interior.
Now you can buy a tea box in some stores selling tea and coffee, as well as a wide range of offer online stores. Such an unusual present can be presented as a gift, especially fans of this drink will appreciate the surprise. Even in ancient China, this item was popular, an elite variety of tea was poured into the box and brought to the emperor’s court. In those days, such a product was very expensive. Caskets could be decorated with gold, pearls, painting, and tea itself was considered almost a cure for all diseases.
Even now, Japan and China continue to maintain tradition. For example, a wooden box depicting national symbols is an integral attribute of important diplomatic meetings. There are even modern brands that, along with tea products, produce these interesting boxes for storing bags.
Among them, for example, "Ahmad Tea", "Bazilur", "Greenfield".
First of all, caskets for tea bags can be classified according to the materials of manufacture.
- Wooden. These are durable durable products that will not let in foreign odors that are so dangerous for many varieties of tea, for example, white. Natural raw materials allow you to keep the natural microclimate in the tank. Creative shoppers can easily decorate a wooden surface with various images and murals.
- Tin. Typically, this box is already pre-sold with the contents. As soon as the tea from the container is over, it becomes a storage place for new tea bags. Metal protects the product from foreign odors and protects from moisture, which is often present in the kitchen, because it is here that it is usually customary to store a tea box. This material is durable and sachets can be stored for a long time. However, such a box is intended exclusively for bags, loose tea is better not to store in it, otherwise it will lose its taste when in contact with metal.
- Ceramic. These are cute products with a sophisticated design. Most often, such a copy can be made only by individual order, and only a professional can cope with it. This option cannot be done by yourself. This is an expensive model, but it is it that is most suitable for storing tea. Ceramics comply with all standards for storing tea leaves.
- Paper. The easiest option that you can do even with your own hands. Often a cardboard box is already pre-sold with tea bags inside. Paper is not the most favorable option for storage, its disadvantages are that it easily passes moisture and odors, for example, from nearby stored spices. To avoid this, it is recommended that you keep the paper box in another room. The service life of such a box is extremely short. Among the advantages, one can note the budget, the ability to decorate the box yourself, good ventilation, which is very important for some varieties of tea.
In addition, tea boxes are distinguished by their functionality, namely the number of sections. As a rule, the minimum number of sections is 3, but most often products with 8 sections are presented . This indicator is important for tea varieties that do not tolerate the neighborhood. Caskets differ in shape, more often they are square and rectangular, but there are also unusual models, for example, in the shape of a heart. There are options in the form of unusual shapes.
Boxes are very diverse in their design. If you keep in mind any capacity for storing tea bags, then you can call boxes, houses, baskets, cans. You can even find exclusive models in an unusual design, for example, in the form of the Kremlin or the Big Ben tower.
How to choose?
If the box is selected as a gift, then it must be presented immediately with the contents. Find out in advance what kind of tea the birthday boy is fond of, purchase tea bags and choose the most appropriate casket for the interior. If the product is presented as a presentation, then give preference to any options other than paper. Ceramics and metal are most valued.
An empty casket can be presented only if the recipient ordered it in advance from the donor to store existing tea collections.
If you want to give a truly unique little thing, we recommend ordering it from the masters. In this case, you can make an exclusive item from precious wood with an unusual design. Professionals will make a container of any size and shape, perform a certain number of cells, give a copy any shade, make a present in the style that best fits into the interior of a particular kitchen. By the way, not only caskets that are presented as souvenirs, but also corporate products can be made to order. For example, the tea box on which the company logo is applied will decorate the office in an original way and become a symbol of the company's success.
How to make a wooden plaster for tea with your own hands, see the video.