Handling and Care

Proper care and handling of your tea caddy

Do not wash the caddy (we thoroughly sanitize each caddy prior to shipment).
Do not place the caddy in a refrigerator of freezer as the material is susceptible to moisture and humidity.
If you should get water on your caddy, please wipe it off with a soft dry cloth and gently rub caddy to avoid moisture spots.
After your purchase you will perceive a normal yet subtle change in the colour tone of your Chazutsu: copper in 2-3 months, brass in 1-2 years and tin in 3-5 years. Like fine wine Chazutsu becomes even more appreciated with age.
It is important to lift the top of the caddy lid softly from the body in order to prevent any possibility of damage.
When closing the caddy lid please adjust the joint line on the lid with the joint line on the body. This will allow the lid to go down slowly by itself and the air will be released from the caddy. Gently push the lid at the last moment. This will prevent air from entering the caddy.

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