Alan Chan designed the Tea Matter Collection for Alessi as a tribute to the Chinese tea house tradition. In ancient China, men would bring their exotic birds to the tea house. In their exquisite cages, the birds would sing and the men would sing along while enjoying their tea. In a modern homage, a little bird is found hidden under the first lid of this gorgeous tea caddy. He sits atop another lid which keeps your tea leaves always fresh. The caddy is engraved on 18/10 polished stainless steel with an evocative mountain scene or Chinese characters.