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tea caddy


From tea +‎ caddy.


tea caddy (plural tea caddies)

  1. A box, tin, jar or pot used to store tea leaves.
    • 2019, Nancy E. Davis, The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America:
      Mrs. Hone would have owned all the equipage that most upper-middle-class households needed to hold a proper tea, including a tea table (or teapoy), a tray, a teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with tongs, cups, saucers, tea caddy, teaspoons, and likely a tea urn, slop bowl, strainer, and spoon tray. While availing herself of Carneses' tea and one of their tea caddies, she might also have purchased and utilized one of their teapoys.