If you’ve been a matcha drinker for several months or more, chances are, you’ve started to amass a small collection of tea tins and you may be wondering what to do with them. Using ordinary materials you already have in your home, we’ve put together a quick and easy way to extend the shelf life of your matcha tin.
Using those left over bits of wrapping paper, fabric, ribbon or excess magazines you love to collect (like we do!), we’ll show you 3 ways to refresh & reuse your matcha tea container.
You’ll be amazed at how easy these are to make in about 15-20 minutes.
Not only will you enjoy adding a bit of creativity to your day, reusing your matcha tin is an easy way to generate less waste, lower costs and minimize your impact on the environment. And you don’t have to be a craft aficionado or eco-warrior to do it. Let’s get started!
Straight Edge (Ruler or hard cover book)
Sharp blade (Rotary cutter, Xacto knife, or scissors)
Adhesive (tape or glue)
Matcha tin (rinsed with soap and water, with label removed)
Paper, ribbon, lace, old magazines, etc…
Travel Tea Tin
Forget spending $10 or more on a small tin to carry your tea to work, the gym or a weekend getaway. Your beautifully wrapped matcha tin is food safe, airtight and will keep your leaves fresh on the go.
For some reason, we always end up with more pens than we started with and we never know where to find them. Now you can organize your pens by category, color, or any way you choose with your redesigned matcha tin. Swap out the wrap seasonally to match your decor.
What is it about cacti and succulent that makes us want to swoon? While your matcha tin doesn’t have proper drainage for long-term use, these darling containers are perfect for styling your party table. Best part? You can change out the color and pattern to match any theme.
If reuse isn’t your cup of tea and you have a curbside recycling program, it’s highly likely you can simply toss your tin in the bin along with your soup cans and pet food containers. Recycling saves over 75% of the energy required to produce new cans from raw materials. Most Japanese matcha tea tins are made from steel, making them 100% recyclable. Putting your matcha tin in the recycling bin is an easy way to conserve natural resources, keep costs down and minimize the waste that hits our landfills. Who doesn’t love that?
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