Collection: Natsume Tea Caddies

A Japanese natsume (棗) is a small, cylindrical tea caddy traditionally used since the late 16th century during Japan's Momoyama period to store and dispense powdered green tea, most notably matcha, in the intricate art of the Japanese tea ceremony. These small containers are meticulously crafted from wood and often adorned with exquisite lacquer work, making them both functional and decorative. The natsume is a symbol of the ceremony's precision and beauty, representing the attention to detail that characterizes this revered tradition of tea preparation and consumption.