Definition of tea caddy in English:

tea caddy


  • A small container in which tea is kept for daily use.

    • ‘Chaire are known in English as tea caddy or tea container.’
    • ‘It is a lacquered tea caddy with a double-petaled chrysanthemums design.’
    • ‘This silver tea caddy celebrates two of the cultural rages of the 18th century - tea and the theatre.’
    • ‘The tea caddy supplied by Gray & Seddon are completely handmade, skilfully finished & decorated.’
    • ‘Although Henry Clay was known to produce this style of painted tea caddy, these were normally painted with a landscape scene, and this is the only example we can trace that has been painted with a marine scene.’
    • ‘Marquetry examples represented the majority of tea caddies at this point, but there was also an interesting group decorated by amateurs in the paper filigree technique known as quilling.’
    • ‘This is a very fine Chinese porcelain tea caddy with Crane decoration, clouds and waves.’
    • ‘A tea caddy, made from the mulberry tree planted by William Shakespeare in his garden at Stratford-on-Avon, was among the items in the library sold at auction.’
    • ‘This is a silver tea caddy fully embossed with floral garlands and cupids.’
    • ‘Made for us exclusively by Chantal, this tea caddy matches our popular logo teapot.’
    • ‘Though dominated by wood and wood veneers, the crafting of tea caddies embraced almost every other technique and material used in the 18th and 19th centuries.’
    • ‘Click on the Thumbnail Picture to find out more information about the tea caddy.’


tea caddy

/ˈtē ˌkadē/