Handmade Japanese cherry birch wood tea canisters, ideal environment for storing loose tea and other food items where moisture is unwanted. The containers are wonderful gifts that are made to last several lifetimes. Aprox: 2" tall and 3.5" in diameter
Core pieces of cherry birch wood are naturally dried and smoked to remove moisture. They are thinned and carved on a wood-turning lathe, then covered with a thin layer of lacquer. The drying, thinning and lacquering process is repeated 5-10 times per piece, taking around a year to complete. The intensive manufacturing process and highly-engineered technique combine to keep tea or spices fresh and dry for everyday use. Delicately made with respect to the beautiful grain of natural wood.