A light metal-lined wooden box in which tea is transported.
- When George Hepplewhite's The Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide was published in 1788, a clear distinction was being made between a tea chest and a caddy.
- I have a large cardboard box the size of a tea chest with an aperture in front which people can see through.
- A huge cardboard box or wooden tea chest lined with papers would be suitable.
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