Historical information

The tin was made by Wilson Bros, Melbourne, for Edwards' Ensign Tea Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1940.
There was a fire at their factory in Flinders Street Melbourne on April 30, 1921 which completely destroyed the building. New premises were obtained at 310/18 King Street Melbourne in 1923. there continued to be bill board advertisements for Ensign tea at the King Street address, also regular adverts in the Argus newspaper during1942.


An Australia icon during the first half of the 20th century as tea drinking was a popular past time and social activity.

Physical description

Container for tea with hinged lid. Label yellow with map of Australia. Lid is coming away on one hinge. "Edwards Ensign Tea"

Inscriptions & markings

On label "Edwards Ensign Tea"