I didn't mean a teapot made in china, rather the English manufacturers as Deb has mentioned. :)
What I was thinkning was that the pot and the English tea would be a common ground... It would allow for discussion of how China has influenced the world... that sort of thing. I guess I didn't explain myself very well. :spring:
I would be cautious about bringing food items. Unless you are very familiar with the tastes of the family you are visiting. The Chinese eat significantly different than do we, although Hong Kong is much more westernized than many other places. Sweets and cheese come to mind though...those two don't factor much into their way of eating.