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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 753
Object name: Tea
Title: Tea
Description: An unopened 1lb tin of 'Fine Indian and Ceylon tea', produced by Tower Tea Ltd., in a red paper wrapper with faded gold text. According to the wrapper, the tea was specially selected and packed for the 'National Antarctic Expedition, 1901'. However, according to the original accession register, the tea was packed for the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross), and was brought back by the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 663.9
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT
Field collection:
Date 1910
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An unopened square metal tin of tea with a circular lever lid. The tin is wrapped in dark red paper, with faded gold text on all sides and on the lid.

  • Width: 115mm, height: 115mm, depth: 115mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross) (1898 - 1900)