Tortoise Tea Pet

TORTOISE TEA PET

This little guy has a big smile to greet you every time you enjoy your tea. Made from traditional purple clay, this tortoise tea pet is a great addition to your tea collection. So keep him happy and healthy with tea just like yourself!

WHAT IS A TEA PET?

Tea Pets are small ceramic figures that are apart of the traditional Chinese tea ceremony known as gong fu cha. These little creatures sit atop the tea tray during the ceremony. They originated during the 13th century in China.

It is believed that when you first adopt a tea pet, it has no soul. However over time, pouring tea over the pet gives it its soul. When pouring leftover tea over the tea pet, make sure it is completely covered. Doing this over time the tea pet will absorb the aroma and color of the tea and give it its unique characteristics. Plus they’re good luck!