Tea pets are used in traditional tea ceremonies to offer the tea wash and any left over tea. They started being used in the Yuan Dynasty over 700 years ago. They can be made from all kinds of materials and if they are made with clay then they will change over the years much like any clay teaware.
Teapets offer a bit of fun and company to your tea sessions. Some people consider them lucky charms and others as a more spiritual offering of thanks.
This teapet is made from a special material that turns bright gold when offered hot tea. This always causes a wow when used and can be incorporated into anyone's tea session.