Persimmon Tea Caddy
This adorable porcelain tea caddy shaped like a persimmon looks so realistic that you might want to bite into it! Persimmons are a symbol of good luck and longevity both in the Chinese and Japanese cultures. Large-scale cultivation appeared in the Tang (AC 618-907) and Song (AC 960-1279) dynasties and a vast amount of persimmon trees were grown as 'woody grain' in the Ming and Qing (AC 1368-1911).
Handwash the canister with warm water and soap but do not wash the underside of the lid. Dry completely before storing tea leaves inside.