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TEA CADDY

tea caddy

exhibition number: Cottage 33

A wooden box with a lock. This was to restrict the use of expensive Indian or China tea. Herb tea would have been made from plants in the garden.

In the first half of the 18th Century wooden tea chests were mostly oblong containing two wooden compartments, or two caddy boxes, metal canisters or jars, one for green tea and one for black.

A-Z COTTAGE

RECONSTRUCTION OF A CARDIGANSHIRE COTTAGE, ABOUT 1850