It is placed in tin canisters of about 31 to 5 in.
The annals of the Company record that, in February 1684, the directors wrote thus to Madras: - "In regard thea is grown to be a commodity here, and we have occasion to make presents therein to our great friends at court, we would have you to send us yearly five or six canisters of the very best and freshest thea."
The canisters have conical bottoms and fit one in the other.
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