Tea Tin, advertising HU-KWA Tea, large one pound , 5” square. Please read the full description and view all of the photos they are included as part of the description. Originally would have contained Chinese tea that was imported by Mark T. Wendell, Boston, Mass. Mark T. Wendell Tea Company’s roots originally date back to the height of the China trade during the 1850's. It was at this time an importing company was established in Boston.
For many years, the smoky black tea that was imported by Clipper ship from China was simply labeled as “XXX”. This was a common symbol of excellence and high quality from this era. In the 1910's, Mark T. Wendell changed the name of his unusual tea, calling it Hu-Kwa.
Tin has been cleaned and waxed, has original slip lid. Graphics on all four sides. See photos all sides are shown. Some wear, normal for age of tin, still shows well. The top has oxidation, the interior had some condensation and has several spots, but still clean. The exterior has wear to the surface as can be seen in the photos below.
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