Tea Pets ~
Who would have thought? . I was fascinated with the idea and would like to introduce you to the two that have taken up residence here….Sir Lancelot and Miss Piggy.
These are made of Yixing clay in China. They need to have hot tea poured over them now and then which results in a change color over time. Sir Lancelot sprays a stream of tea about two to three feet.
Tea Pets are a fun and interesting addition to any Tea Set. They are small works of art which are normally placed on a tea tray during the Tea Session and tea is poured over them. In China it is thought that having a particular shape will bring you luck, money, or many children. There are many different subjects for Tea Pets and many people have a large collection of them and choose a particular pet for each Tea Session.
I wanted to include the Tide Pools at Dana Point for your virtual visit to The OC and I thought it would be fun to take Sir Lancelot and Miss Piggy along to see some marine life.
It was nearly low tide so we saw some beautiful things. Check the collage for the large orange California Starfish and the lovely lavender Sea Anemone.
Today the tea pets are keeping company with the Little Plum Pot which is steeping leaves from the Alishan area of Taiwan which is famous for its high mountain oolongs. Don’t miss Sir Lancelot’s greeting of a spray.
“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Elliot