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What is a tea pet?
A tea pet is a small clay figurine. It is traditionally kept by tea drinkers in China. It is typically placed on the tea tray during the tea ceremony, and is sometimes also a home decoration.
There are both Yixing style and Jingdezhen style tea pets. Yixing style ones are made from Yixing clay or Zisha. While the Jingdezhen tea pets are usually made of glazed porcelain or earthenware. And also the design inspirations are often from animals or mythical creatures.
What’s the history of tea pet?
Tea pets are a Chinese tradition dating back centuries. They are small figurines that keep tea drinkers company and are often given as gifts.
The tradition of tea pets began during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). During this time, tea drinking was very popular and tea houses were frequented by the upper classes. Tea pets also first appeared during this time.
Tea pets were originally made from clay or porcelain and were designed to look like animals or mythical creatures. They were often given as gifts to friends or family members.
Over time, the tradition spread to other parts of Asia and eventually to the West. Today, they are still popular in China and are often given as gifts. Moreover, they are also becoming increasingly popular in the West as people learn about this unique tradition.
How to care for your tea pets?
If you’re lucky enough to have a tea pet, then congratulations! These little clay figurines are not only adorable, but they’re also said to bring good luck. Here are some tips on how to take care of your tea pet:
- Keep them clean. Just like any other pet, your tea pet will need to be kept clean. Use a soft cloth to wipe them down after each use.
- Feed them tea. Yes, you read that correctly – your tea pet needs to be fed tea! This helps them stay hydrated and also gives them the nutrients they need to stay healthy.
- Give them a good home. Your tea pet should have a comfortable place to call home, away from any drafts or heat sources. A teacup or small bowl makes a perfect little home.
- Handle them with care. Tea pets are delicate creatures, so handle them gently. Don’t drop them or put them under any undue stress.
By following these simple tips, you’ll be sure to have a happy and healthy tea pet that will bring you luck for many years to come!
Who are the mythical beast in tea pets design?
Check out this post learning who these Chinese legendary mythical beast are.