Washi Tea Tins

Washi Tea Tins

$10.95
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Description

These colorful patterned tins are covered in washi paper, which is made by hand typically from mulberry paper. "Wa" means Japanese and "shi" means paper; this term refers to the traditional method of crafting these bright paper wrappers. The paper is accented with gold and features traditional symbols and scenes. The tins include a plastic inner seal to keep your teas fresh for up to a year. Because of the handcrafted nature of these tins, we can't promise a specific style. But we will pick a beautiful one for your teas. Holds 5oz of tea. Made in Japan of tin-plated steel.

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3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts (5)
    • Anytime (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    So Pretty!

    I love these, they're so pretty. I usually buy a new tin for each of my favorite teas, and they look so pretty in the tins - you can pick out a different...Read complete review

    I love these, they're so pretty. I usually buy a new tin for each of my favorite teas, and they look so pretty in the tins - you can pick out a different pattern to remind you of the tea you have inside! The only downfall is that sometimes when you go to the store they may not have very many to choose from, but that's all!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very attractive, can attract bugs

    I love these tins and have been collecting them for years (since Teavana opened in my city!) They're attractive and fun! However, this past summer I noticed cockroaches congregating at night in...Read complete review

    I love these tins and have been collecting them for years (since Teavana opened in my city!) They're attractive and fun! However, this past summer I noticed cockroaches congregating at night in the cupboard where I keep the tins (no food - just tea in tins). They weren't ANYWHERE ELSE in my house. I keep my kitchen very clean (I live by myself and mostly eat at my parents' house, so there generally isn't much food around). I sealed up all my tins in plastic boxes and the cockroaches never came back. I've never had this issue before and I've always kept the tins in the same place, so maybe the weather changed their habits suddenly. Just wanted people to realize that the paper and/or glue these tins are made of can attract cockroaches.

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    4.0

    Great for the office

    By MelissaB

    from Appleton, WI

    Pros

    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      I bought this to store my tea in at work so I didn't have to remember to pack it each day. I love that it has the plastic lid for the citrus teas also since the one I use most at work is a mixture of wild orange blossom and jasmine oolong.

      It's a nice size for enough tea to last me a while and easy to store at my desk.

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Jasmine Oolong, Wild Orange Blossom

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      How to make the tins last longer

      By Meg

      from Hosuton, TX

      About Me Health Nut, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Gifts

        First I'd like to point out that the website says that they cannot guarantee a specific design for you. And it also says that it's just one tea tin. Yes, they are a little pricey but they are very nice. I've always gone into the store to pick out the ones I like specifically and I've never had a problem doing it that way. Also, they are made out of paper and it recommends that you use a damp paper towel to wash it. There is no need to put it under a faucet. However, when I first got each of my dozen or so of these, the first thing I did was paint it with clear finger nail polish. It is basically just a lacquer and works well to prevent any peeling, stains, etc. There hasn't been any yellowing either. I definately recommend doing this for anyone who is worried about the longevitiy of the washi tins. I've only done it on the paper ones though, seeing as the cloth and metal ones don't need it.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Don't Wash Them!

        By Rikkit

        from Salem, MA

        Pros

        • Beautiful Designs

        Cons

        • Difficult To Wash

        Best Uses

          I bought one of these tins in store and loved the design, but I didn't realize the exterior design was PAPER until I went to wash it out between teas. There was nothing on the tin telling me not to wash it, and I hadn't read the other reviews on it or the online description. Now I have an ugly bare metal tin. :( I would still buy another one though because they are so beautiful and now I know not to get the outside wet.

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          4.0

          Fresh and Fun

          By canadacole

          from New Brunswick, Canada

          About Me Herbal Tea Fan

          Pros

          • Aromatic
          • Convenient
          • Fresh
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Love these fun tins! They do a great job at keeping my tea nice and fresh and it always smells so good when I take the lid off. They look pretty on my countertop and make me smile.

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            (23 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Expensive for what it is

            By Amy

            from San Jose, CA

            I must have misunderstood the product description. It says Washi Tea TinS not Tin. Plus it has a picture of 5 tins. Silly me for thinking you get more than one. You also don't get to pick which one you want. I ended up with a very boring blue patterned one. Nothing like the pictures. I love the teas here and will continue to order from here. Will look elsewhere for tea accessories from now on.

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            (11 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Good size

            By Cin

            from MN

            I received my tin today. Good size did rinse it out but it's probably the ugliest one they had in stock. Of course I get it. It's not even pictured in picture. Probably because it's so ugly =)
            Guess this one will be hiding in my tea cabinet.

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            (20 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Very attractive, can attract bugs

            By Tea-lover

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Budget-conscious, Tea Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Convenient
            • Energizing
            • Keep Tea Fresh

            Cons

            • Cannot Wash
            • Expensive For What It Is
            • Paper Glue Attract Bugs

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            I love these tins and have been collecting them for years (since Teavana opened in my city!) They're attractive and fun! However, this past summer I noticed cockroaches congregating at night in the cupboard where I keep the tins (no food - just tea in tins). They weren't ANYWHERE ELSE in my house. I keep my kitchen very clean (I live by myself and mostly eat at my parents' house, so there generally isn't much food around). I sealed up all my tins in plastic boxes and the cockroaches never came back. I've never had this issue before and I've always kept the tins in the same place, so maybe the weather changed their habits suddenly. Just wanted people to realize that the paper and/or glue these tins are made of can attract cockroaches.

            Comment on this review

            (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful addition to my pantry

            By Bella

            from Virginia

            About Me Tea Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Decorative
            • Functional
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Can't wash them

            Best Uses

              LOVE these tea tins. They make my tea shelf in my pantry look beautiful. When they arrived, however, I attempted to wash the tin before I put my tin in it, but the paper started to peel away. I immediately stopped what I was doing before I did any real damage to the tin. They are like little works of art on your shelf. It may be an indulgence, because the metal tins are just as good and you can actually wash them, but it is really a little pick-me-up to see such pretty tins all lined up on your shelf.

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So Pretty!

              By Kya

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Tea Enthusiast

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  I love these, they're so pretty. I usually buy a new tin for each of my favorite teas, and they look so pretty in the tins - you can pick out a different pattern to remind you of the tea you have inside! The only downfall is that sometimes when you go to the store they may not have very many to choose from, but that's all!

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                  (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works of art further complement the tea!

                  By Tea Freak

                  from Illinois

                  About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Decorative
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Paper is fragile

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime
                  • Gifts

                  I choose each of my tins to "remind" me of which tea I store inside. In other words, I choose the tin that most "looks" like the tea name to me. If it's Tranquil Dream, I'll buy a tin that's mostly blue - like late evening with subtle decorations.
                  Unlike another reviewer, I do not wash my tins when switching to another tea. In fact the tea directors at Teavana suggested that they never be washed. I simply wipe lightly with a paper towel and leave open to the air for a day or so. That technique works perfectly well for me and I have a nose better than our hunting dog or any hunting dog we've ever had!
                  Enjoy and I can't wait for the next new tea tin designs!

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