Honestly, I prefer coffee and am wondering why there isn't an official coffee time like there is a tea time. Sorry, getting off track. But what I do love about tea is the tins. They're so lovely; full of color and interest. The coffee shop at my church sells a ton of tea and the Barista holds onto the tins for my girlfriend and me. We have used them for plant cuttings and herbs along our kitchen window sills as well as pen/pencil holder and gift boxes. In fact, I recently received a tea tin on my doorstep full of Hot Tamale candy - Yum! These little tins are versitile indeed.