Meet Buddy. He's my tea pet. He reigns over my tea tray when I'm brewing Gong Fu style. From time to time, I will anoint him with hot tea, and he loves that. Buddy is an Ox (my Chinese astrological sign). He enjoys listening to the laughter of those sipping tea. If we're sad, he'll quietly bear witness. He's a faithful friend and doesn't mind what type of tea we drink (or don't drink). His sweet, happy little face never fails to make me smile.
I found Buddy at New Century Teas in Seattle. My blogging friend Brett inspired this post. Check out his blog for a picture of several different types of tea pets.