Walter was a qualified tea blender, like his father, and would be able to differentiate leaf teas by colour, smell and taste like a sommelier today. He would make up to thirty blends (restricted to three during WWII), and the teas would be stored in these large green tins, the blends identified by the number painted on the tin.
Green tin with; black decorative floral band around lid, centre and bottom on gold background. 'No.11' painted on front in cream and gold paint.
Straw collection bequeathed to The National Trust on the death in 1990 of William Straw.
Marks and inscriptions
No.11 (painted on front in cream and gold paint)