McClelland has been producing these excellent Oriental Pipe Tobacco Mixtures since our founding in 1977. Originally they came inside a paper over wrap sealed with hot wax on top (as their Anniversary blend is packaged today). Back then, they didn't have the pop-top lid, so customers had to open the tins with a can opener. Luckily for us, they preserved.
McClellands take great care in maintaining the consistency of the these fine blends through the years with just slight variations as we have worked in new crops.