Hence Zisha Tea Pet, No.1

$12.00

This dog tea pet made of Yixing Zisha Clay will make a perfect addition to your tea ceremony. Its unglazed and porous material allows for it to absorb tea over time as it is fed. With this absorption, the tea pet will also gradually change color to reveal a rich tint and surface.

This tea pet, in particular, has its small size allowing for easy transportation and care! Tea pets are kept to bring about good luck for the life of a tea drinker. Specifically, the dog tea pet symbolizes loyalty and vigilance.

Material: Yixing Zisha Clay

Origin: Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China 

Tips for Use:

  • For daily use, drench the tea pet with hot water or discarded tea
  • Do not put this Zisha Tea Pet in a dishwasher; do not use detergent
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Description

Tea pets, also known as “tea lover’s pets” and “tea friends,” are small clay figures that tea drinkers use during tea ceremonies and often for decor as a sign of good luck. Originating in Jiangsu Province, China, tea pets are most often made of Yixing clay and are unglazed giving them the same feel as a Zisha teapot or teacup.

Typically, tea pets are placed on tea trays and have tea poured over them during tea ceremonies. Tea pets come in many different figures including mythical creatures and people.

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