Caddy spoon

A caddy spoon is a spoon used for measuring out tea in the form of dried tea leaves. Traditionally made of silver, they were in common use in the 19th century, when tea was a more expensive commodity. Tea was sometimes stored in elaborate boxes or containers called tea caddies, and these spoons were made to be used with such containers.

See also


  • John Norie, Caddy Spoons: An Illustrated Guide, John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1988

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