We first came accross these wonderful teapots
on a trade show in the UK. We love them so much that we offer you the
possibility of owning your own.
The Chinese name each year after an animal an
it is their belief that the year you are born in will determine large part
of you personality. We do not know if this is true, but we do see some
parallels indeed. See for yousrelves in our shop. We have listed a
selection on this page.
Teapot makes a very personal gift. Why not give your loved one his/her
very personal tea-experience. These pots are made in Taiwan and are
of excellent quality.
Born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.
HORSE:Your capacity for hard work is amazing. Your are
your own person-very independent. While intelligent and friendly,
you have a strong streak of selfishness and sharp cunning and should
guard against being egotistical. Your sign suggests success as an
adventurer, scientist, poet, or politician.
People born in the Year of the Horse are
popular. They are cheerful, skillful with money, and perceptive,
although they sometimes talk too much. The are wise, talented, good
with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the
opposite sex. They are impatient and hot-blooded about everything
except their daily work. They like entertainment and large crowds.
They are very independent and rarely listen to advice. They are most
compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.
The only long-time
ceramic tradition that involved artistic considerations was Cochin ware, a
folk craft originally from Kwangtung and brought to Taiwan in the 19th
century. At that time, Cochin ware consisted mainly of decorations for the
walls and roof ridges of temples, including human figures, animals, birds,
and flowers in bright, glossy colors. Today, there are only a handful of
craftspeople who still possess the traditional Cochin skills, most of whom
are in the central-island city of Chiayi.
Born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.
RABBIT: You are the kind of person, that people like to
be around affectionate, obliging, always pleasant. You have a
tendency, though, to get too sentimental and seem superficial. Being
cautious and conservative, you are successful in business but would
also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or actor.
People born in the Year of the Rabbit
are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved,
and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and
are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful
and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are
clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a
contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny
gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as
they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those
born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog.
Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019...
PIG: You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with
a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You
are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from
others, you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods
could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an
entertainer, or possible a lawyer.
People born in the Year of the Pig are
chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their
strength. For Boar Year people, there is no left or right and there
is no retreat. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty.
They don't make many friends but they make them for life, and anyone
having a Boar Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal.
They don't talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They
study a great deal and are generally well informed. Boar people are
quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They are
kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be,
Boar people try to work them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively.
They are most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep.
Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015...
GOAT / RAM / SHEEP: Except for the knack of always getting off
on the wrong foot with people, the Goat can be charming company.
Your are elegant and artistic but the first to complain about
things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less
dependent on material comforts. You would be best as an actor,
gardener, or beachcomber.
People born in the Year of Ram are elegant and highly accomplished
in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those
born in the zodiac's other years. But ram year people are often shy,
pessimistic, and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply
religious, yet timid by nature. Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are
always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Ram
people never have to worry about having the best in life for their
abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the
creature comforts that they like. Ram people are wise, gentle, and
compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.
Born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.
TIGER: You are sensitive, emotional, and capable of
great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be
stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a "Hothead" or
rebel. Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer,
race car driver, or matador.
Tiger people are sensitive, given to deep thinking, capable of great
sympathy. They can be extremely short-tempered, however. Other
people have great respect for them, but sometimes tiger people come
into conflict with older people or those in authority. sometimes
Tiger people cannot make up their minds, which can result in a poor,
hasty decision or a sound decision arrived at too late. They are
suspicious of others, but they are courageous and powerful. Tigers
are most compatible with Horses, Dragons, and Dogs