As early as the Yuan dynasty (1206??368), the tea pet was made in Yixing for the first time. The teapot artisans started to mold Yixing clay into various mythical creatures or animals as a mascot for tea lovers. However, probably because the ancient Chinese scholars believe in a saying that ??xcessive attention to trivia saps the will?? there is very limited literature on the development of tea pets in Chinese history. Nowadays, even with the development of the technology, it is not hard to find an alternative of Yixing clay as the material to make tea pets, the production is still concentrated in Yixing region, however, more and more people tend to focus on this exquisite craft around the world.