Saw the photo below on the fan page on Facebook of The Tea Centre of Stockholm and so just had to post a previous article here that I wrote on reusing such tins.
These days most of the teas in my pantry are not only loose leaf teas but come in a pouch, not a tea tin. You can squeeze excess air out of a pouch and keep your teas fresher longer (not that ours last that long around here for it to matter that much). However, tea tins are missed. Why? Because they can be reused for so many things once the tea has been steeped and enjoyed and the tea leaves used in the garden to enrich the soil.
A Few Typical Tea Tin Reuses
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A Few Very A-Typical Tea Tin Reuses
A couple we’ve seen – click on each picture to see it larger and read details:
Another possibility: A windchime ensemble – poke holes in the botton of several tea tins of various sizes, put a string through the hole and knot one end to hold in it place, tie the other end around a stick. Still another possibility: As a cookie tin – bake some cookies just the right size to stack in one of those tall, round tins and then decorate the outside with your own label (for example, “Susie’s Cookies Baked Just for Your Birthday”).
Getting Fancy with Your Reused Tea Tin
Let your imagination be your guide. Go fancy with that reused tea tin. I found an example on this blog, but there are plenty more ideas out there. That tea tin can be a work of total splendor.
Time to dig that tea tin out of the trash and see what you can do with it!
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