A tea pet is a small decorative figurine made of clay or ceramic that is traditionally used in Chinese tea culture. Tea pets are usually placed on the tea tray during the tea ceremony, and they are believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the owner. They are also used as a conversation starter and a way to entertain guests during tea time. Tea pets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, including animals, mythical creatures, and other objects.
"Again, I'm not a chicken or a duckling, I'm a bird that can fly!"