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  1. Tiger Tea Pet
  2. Octopus Tea Pet, Duanni Yellow Clay Octopus Figurine - Gift Box
  3. FREE GIFT for Orders over 100 USD / 90 EUR: Ceramic Snail Tea Pet – Slow Sipper Snail Ornament/Figurine
  4. Sleepy Baby Nine-Tails Fox Tea Pet, Kitsune
    Sleepy Baby Nine-Tails Fox Tea Pet, Kitsune
    Special Price USD14.95 Regular Price USD19.95
  5. Auspicious Elephant Yixing Tea Pet - Chinese Lucky Teapet
  6. Lazy Pig Tea Pet
  7. Lucky Frog Tea Pet - Yixing Fortune Toad Tea Pet
    Out of Stock
  8. Tea Mascot - Lion Dragon Tea Pet
  9. Rhino Tea Pet, Handmade Green Zisha Clay Rhinoceros Tea Pet
    Rhino Tea Pet, Handmade Green Zisha Clay Rhinoceros Tea Pet
    Special Price USD15.25 Regular Price USD16.95
  10. Lazy Dog Tea Pet
  11. Cat Tea Pet - Lucky Cat Clay Figure
  12. Baby Toad Tea Pet – Tea Pet Frog
  13. Cat Tea Pet - Cute Cat Clay Figurine
  14. Thinking Cat Tea Pet, Yixing Purple Clay Cat Figurine
  15. Cow Tea Pet - Traditional Handmade Bull Tea Pet
  16. Sheep Tea Pet, Capricorn Zodiac Tea Pet
  17. Zen Monk Tea Pet - Buddha Master Yixing Clay Figurine
  18. Ruyao Cat Tea Cup – Ru Kiln Crackle Glaze Gongfu Tea Cup 110 ml / 3.7 oz
  19. Ruyao Cat Teapot – Ru Kiln Crackle Glaze Gongfu Teapot 280ml
  20. Ru Kiln Artisan Cat Gaiwan – Handmade Ruyao Gaiwan, Crackle Glaze 160ml
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Traditional Tea Pet Store

Buy tea pets in our online tea store including lucky frogs, dragons, mythical beasts and monks! We're recently also added a dog, cat, fox, turtle, elephant and rhino tea pet to our collection!

What is a tea pet?

A tea pet is a traditional craft from China, which is usually made from yixing clay (also known as 'zisha') and ceramic. It's a tea lover's practice in China to nourish the tea pets by rinsing them with tea liquor. This is a part of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and that's why they are usually placed on tea trays when one is making tea.

How to nourish a yixing tea pet?

  • Pu erh tea is often considered the most suitable for raising a tea pet. This does NOT mean other tea types such as black, green and oolong tea are unsuitable. However, you should consistently use one tea type when taking care of the pet.
  • Pour regularly tea liquor on the pet. Don't use plain water! Over time your tea pet will slowly develop a scent of the tea that you drink.
  • Clean your tea pet with a soft brush and rub it with a soft cloth. When you do this, the pet the hand-feel of the pet will slowly change from rough to smooth and it will become shiny.
  • The above is the most natural way to raise a pet. However, a shortcut is to leave your pet for a 2-4 days in tea liquor to obtain faster effect. However, like many things in life, there are no shortcuts to perfection. If you consider this approach, raising a tea pet probably isn't something for you.

Why Raise a Chinese tea pet?

Chinese tea pets comes in many shapes such as mythical beasts, saints and Buddhas. They symbolise luck & fortune and this is one of the reasons why tea lovers raise them. Besides this, yixing tea pets (like yixing tea pots) also slowly increase in price over time when they are well taken care of.

Improving your luck and making money, however, is usually not the reason why tea lover have pets. The main reason is that raising a tea pet is a meditative practice and a form of art that is part of the whole traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Imagine whenever you drink tea you involve your pet, it will slowly develop a scent of your favorite tea. And as you involve your pet in your daily tea practice, it will slowly become a part of you. Curious? Get a tea pet yourself and give it a try!

Tea Pets for Sale

We offer worldwide shipping for our large selection of tea pets curated for quality and craftsmanship. It does not matter whether you are based in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or any other country in the world.