Three footed Yixing teapots are rare. It is an interesting design expression to incorporate three small feet at the base of the teapot. Generically called three footed pot, 三足壶 (sānzúhú) to describe the three footed expression on the pot. They can be seen in different Yixing teapots types and designs.
Generally, the feet are for aesthetic expression but it works well functionally too, lifting the body of the pot from the base thus making the surface area of the whole teapot exposed to external homogeneuosly. From tea brewing perspective, it has better the advantage of achieving a more uniform temperature control of the brew in the teapot.
The photos below are few examples of these rare teapots in different design e.g. sān zú yú huà lóng hú 三足鱼化龙壶, sān zú yú shuǐpíng hú 三足水平壶:
Ha ha! It is always my nutty gambol when it comes to matcha day. I love a quick fix of matcha. An overpowering kick in the tastebuds to short-circuit all the sensories and olfactories formality with an exhilarating and invigorating fix.
Matcha is a potent Japanese powdered green tea. A dash of the tea powder is pressed through a sieve to ensure no coagulation and then transferred into a matcha bowl (Chawan). Warm water is added and they are whisked with bamboo whisk. I enjoyed the whisking process; often jive with my silly gambol while whisking with accompanying Latin jazz to move and sync along…oh yeah!
The whisking and whipping process makes the tea frothy with creamy small bubbles, like espuma and I would just suck the froth in and hiss… Ahhh! it is really exhilarating as the power packed tea hits all the sensory receptors making them all bling and shout …TEA! TEA!TEA!
Ahhh! it is my silly macha gambol again. Enjoying tea in its raw and purest form.