Cherry bark is an eco-friendly material as it will regrow after being harvested. Cherry bark ware mainly have two different kinds of finishes: the one is Marble, that retains the appearance of the raw bark ; the other is Natural, whose surface is thinly scraped to a polish. The surfaces of tea caddies will grow more lustrous the more you handle them.
“Katamono” techniques are used for crafting cherry bark ware and is used to make cylinders for coffee caddies. The craftsman glues together layers of cherry bark and wood. He then wraps them around a cylindrical wooden mold and irons them with a highly heated trowel to attach them. As all the parts of a coffee caddy are made from one cylinder, thus it has a high airtightness, and will protect tea leaves from moisture.