Unlike other ordinary pet, tea pet is those one which will not be abandoned by tea lovers. Tea pet is a type of Chinese traditional craft which is keeping by tea lovers for adding interest to their tea time. The way that tea lovers raise a tea pet is quite similar to the way that they maintain a Yixing clay teapot. It is an incredibly time-consuming process. They often pour left-over tea liquid on their tea pets, and use a tea brush to wipe the surface of the tea pet to help it absorbing the tea liquid evenly. Tea pet should be only rinsed with water and avoid use of soap or any dishwashing liquid, to ensure a progressive increase in the fragrance and color of the tea. After prolonged maintenance, months to years, the tea pet will absorb the tea, and the appearance of it will become glossier along with aroma of tea.