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Huxiao Ceramics Tea Pet Table Decoration Ornament

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Material: Ceramics
Dimensions: 135 x 60 x 80mm

Origin: China
Description: A tea pet, also known as a tea lover's pet, is a small clay figure which is kept by some tea drinkers for good luck. The history of tea pets can be traced back to the Yuan dynasty (1206–1368). They are usually made of "zisha" or Yixing clay, from the region near Yixing in Jiangsu province, China. Just like Yixing teapots made of the same clay, tea pets are unglazed, so that they are mostly monochromatic with a rough surface.

Tea lovers in China raise a tea pet by placing it on the tea tray during tea time and pouring out the tea over it.