Established in 1875 in Kyoto, Kaikado is a small, family run company that has been producing chazutsu (tea caddies) by hand since their inception. Elegantly functional, each cylindrical caddy is produced in a process that involves anywhere between 130 to 140 steps. The caddies are available in natural tin, brass, and copper and are intentionally left unlacquered. Over time and with use, the finishes will darken to a rich patina that is unique to each piece. The airtight design maintains the freshness of loose tea leaves for a full year. A very special item to use and enjoy every day, each caddy is hand stamped with the Kaikado emblem. Coffee caddies come with a brass scoop.