This stainless steel canister (now available in two sizes) is the ultimate in loose leaf tea storage! Super simple, yet sophisticated, it keeps your tea away from harmful air, light and moisture. The 18/8 restaurant-grade stainless steel body resists staining and the transfer of odor and flavor. The interior (black) lid acts as a plunger that has a patented, one-way valve to expel air from the container and locks closed to keep air out for ultimate freshness. In fact, the plunger is so effective you can hear the air escaping from the storage canister as you depress the plunger. The exterior (clear) lid allows you to peek at how much space remains inside the canister. Added bonus - they are easily stackable to save you counter space!
The small storage canister comfortably fits any of our regular-sized organic teas and herbs and the large storage canister fits any of our bulk sizes.
Small - 4 inches (height) x 5 inches (diameter)
Large - 7 inches (height) x 5 inches (diameter)
How it Works - 3 Easy Steps
1) Transfer. Transfer your tea to the storage canister. Don’t forget to transfer your white Arbor Teas label too!
2) Plunge. Place the black lid on top of the storage container and flip up the handle. With the handle raised, slowly push down. You will hear air escaping from the canister as you plunge downward. Stop when you hear the crinkle of tea leaves! To prevent your tea leaves from crushing, do not depress the black lid too low.
3) Seal. Close the valve on the black lid by flipping down the handle. Finally, place the clear lid on top.
Top shelf dishwasher safe. Both lids are BPA-free.
Made in China.
Posted by Janet Binion on 22nd Apr 2014
Before this storage canister became available, I used Arbor Teas' Storage Tin, which works well to keep tea free from light. But this new storage canister not only protects your teas' taste from light, but from the oxygen that a normal tin cannot eliminate. This canister's ability to eliminate oxygen from touching the tea makes it the ultimate in loose tea storage.
Posted by Michele Moynihan on 17th Mar 2014
As a new loose leaf tea drinker, I saw the recommendation to get the proper storage container for the tea. I am very pleased to have purchased this container. It's seal is so strong, my husband struggled to get it off the first time :-P (user error) I also like that after filling it there is a little bit of room on the top to store my tea scoop. It also looks great on the counter and I am proud to leave it out for company to see :)
Posted by Gloria Carol on 24th Sep 2013
I buy tea in bulk and it eventually starts to lose flavor even in an closed tin. This canister is truly airtight. The materials are substantial and it is easy to use. It would be nice if you could offer a smaller size as well. This size is a little large if you want to store just a couple of ounces of tea.