W180xD90xH130mm, China

This neat container has 2 compartments for storing tea leaves.  Pewter has traditionally been material used the tea leaves storage, it is an alloy which oxidized more slowly then metal like iron or bronze and less reactive to the tea leaves which organic.  Tea leaves is known to absorb the smell in the environment, pewter being an odorless also has an advantage over other materials.  Last of all, it is easily shaped to create an air tight container.

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