- Inviting Cat. Similar to the beckoning cat in both Chinese and Japanese culture, Inviting Cat symbolizes bringing good fortune into a home or business. This one has a distinctly memorable facial expression, one that is sure to add entertainment to your upcoming tea sessions.
- Acrobatic Pig. Pigs symbolize good fortune and prosperity, and Acrobatic Pig makes the perfect gift (or self-gift) for those seeking wealth in honest yet non-traditional ways.
- Joyful Pig. Pigs symbolize good fortune and prosperity, and Joyful Pig is the ideal tea pet for inviting and keeping that wealth in your home.
- Pig of Contentment. Pigs symbolize good fortune and prosperity, and Pig of Contentment is all about appreciating the riches you already have in your life. This particular tea pet also makes a great companion for finding comfort at home.
- Dogs traditionally symbolize good luck. Good Luck Dog makes a thoughtful gift for any tea enthusiast determined to achieve an upcoming goal.
- Singing Dog (*specify Red or Earth in the notes). Dogs traditionally symbolize good luck, and Singing Dog is suitable for helping you find your voice in creative or professional situations.
Their official names? That's up to you ;)
About zisha tea pets
A tea pet is a miniature clay figure that can help liven your daily tea ritual. Handcrafted from unglazed zisha clay (also known as “yixing”), tea pets are similar to the beloved yixing teapots in that they will absorb the natural oils of your tea over time. Tea pets are excellent at keeping you company as you brew gong fu style. They also serve as a symbol for good luck.
Nourish your tea pet with the first steep (for example, the flash rinse required for pu’er and oolong teas) or with leftover tea. Do not wash with soap. When nourishing with tea, make sure to completely cover the body of your pet. We recommend sticking to a single tea type per pet (for example, only oolong). It will develop a lovely scent over time.
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