Tea pets are miniature clay animals over which you can pour water or tea during your gongfu sessions. Over time, just like an yixing teapot, the clay of these tea pets will absorb the oils of the tea and develop a patina. Often, tea pets will correspond with an animal of the Chinese zodiac.
We really enjoy using tea pets at our tasting bar, and so do our guests. For some, the tea poured over the tea pet is a ritual offering. For others, it's just a lot of fun! Each tea pet is about 4 inches tall.