Hence Zisha Tea Pet, No.4

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This Bodhidharma 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 a unique two tone color and appearance, and its small size allows for easy transportation and care! Tea pets are kept to bring about good luck for the life of a tea drinker. Bodhidharma’s teachings and practice centered heavily on meditation with tea and the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra. Specifically, this tea pet has been known to represent enlightenment, morality, meditation, and wisdom.


Zisha Clay

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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Tea Pet

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.

Using Tea Pet

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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