Master of Zen Rabbit Tea Pet
If you’ve participated in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony before, you might’ve noticed a small ceramic animal sitting on the tea tray, slowly slurping tea together with the tea master.
In Chinese culture the rabbit is a symbol of good luck and creativity. Drinking tea next to the Master of Zen Rabbit Tea Pet we hope you will be filled with a sense of zen and tranquility that allows abundant space for the creativity to take place.
What is a tea pet?
A tea pet is a small clay figurine that is used during gong fu cha for a variety of purposes; most often as decoration, but also used by tea lovers for good luck, or to get the tea water temperature perfect.
How to use a tea pet:
Certain tea masters believe a tea pet initially has no soul. Pouring tea over it, which has a soul, in turn, gives the tea pet a soul.
During the gong fu, constantly hydrate the tea pet by pouring leftover tea over it. It be the hot water used for warming up the teaware, water used to rinse the tea leaves, or any leftover steeped tea after we have filled up all the teacups.
Dimensions: 9.5 x 6cm / 3.5 x 2.5in
NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning.
We Also Recommend
Cha Hai (Gong Dao Bei)
Cha Hai serves to control the strength of the brew. Using Cha Hai ensures that the tea leaves do not continue to steep as they are sitting in a teapot. It is also called a ‘bowl of impartiality’, for it lets each participant enjoy the same brew.
Chamomile Rose Silver Needle White Tea, 2017
Brisk and refreshing, with a rich floral fragrance and strong sweet finish
Chasen Kusenaoshi Matcha Whisk Holder
A Kusenaoshi is used for drying and for storing Chasen, matcha whisk. It helps to maintain the proper shape of Chasen and protects the fine tines from breakage.
Chasen Matcha Whisk
The chasen, matcha whisk, is an integral part of Cha No Yu. It is used in a zig-zag motion to dissolve powdered matcha in a bowl with water.