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A look at Canada-Inspired teacups from different manufacturers over the years.
Discover the joy of tea pets, one that is steeped in ancient China and dates back hundreds of years. The ancient Chinese tea ceremony known as Gong Fu Cha or Kong Fu Cha involves the ritual preparation and presentation of tea and incorporates the use of tea pets. Dating back to 14th century China, this ceremony uses tea pets to bring good luck to the tea drinker. These tiny creatures are made mainly of Zisha (Yixing purple clay). This clay is porous and absorbs the natural oils from tea.
Curating a teacup collection you love isn't always a simple task. When I first started collecting, I did not really know what caught my eye. In fact, some patterns that I did not fancy in the beginning actually became some of my favorites. My husband will quickly tell...