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A tea pet or tea lovers pet is used in Gongfu style tea ceremony for a variety of purposes - good luck, companionship whilst drinking tea, to decorate the table spread and to cultivate.
This Hei tea pet can be layed out over your table and cultivated or raised as you would a Yixing Pot. It is made from the same clay and therefore benefit from pouring excess tea and hot water over and stroking the surface with the tea brush so that the tea soaks in evenly. As the months and years go by of raising your pet, you will notice it absorbs the tea, become glossier, deepens in colour and carries the aroma of tea.
The tea pets also are a perfect resting place to lay your tea needle upon in between brewings.
Material: Purple clay.
Dimensions: 65mm x 40mm
To ensure a progressive increase in the fragrance and colour of the tea - tea pets should only be rinsed with water - no soap or dish-washing liquid.