Zisha Tea pets are made of Zisha(purple clay) from the region near the city of Yixing in Jiangsu province, China. Its use dates back to the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) when Yixing clay was first mined around Lake Taihu in China Yixing teawares are prized because their unglazed surfaces absorb traces of the beverage, creating a more complex flavour. For these reasons, yixing teawares should never be washed using detergents, but rather with water only, and connoisseurs recommend using each tea vessel for one kind of tea (white, green, oolong, or black) or sometimes even one variety of tea only. In China tea culture, people are raising tea pets while they drink the tea. after, the tea pets will be bright and have some tea flavor. this is China tea culture. Luyu, is the author of "Tea Classic", which is first book on introducing China tea.
Tea and Tea ware