- by vinux
Many tea art beginners often forget which tea utensils should go in what position when arranging the tea utensils, so how should they be arranged? Or how to arrange them to look more beautiful, concise and convenient, yet elegant? Here I’d like to share a simple topic with you all–the “three-two-one” principle. Even if you’re a novice in making tea, you can understand it at once.
First of all, we emphasize a central principle, which mainly refers to the main cover cup. The cover cup should be in the middle part of the whole tea table. The place where the tea artist is facing in the middle is the center position of the whole tea table.
Another two boundary principles for making tea is that the left boundary is for preparing tea casually, which generally refers to the water boiler or teapot used to hold hot water, and should be placed at the edge of the left hand for easy access while still maintaining aesthetics. The right boundary is for viewing tea leaves and taking out tea from the canister. These two commonly used items form two boundaries on each side when making tea, so this is where they should be placed.
Three straight lines.
What are the three straight lines of the principle? At the front, a row of tea cups should be placed at the front of the cover bowl, with 3-5 in number, and the whole tea cup should present a straight line, while the cover bowl and the fair cup and water pot form an oblique straight line. The water pot and tea towel also become a vertical line. It can also be said that the cover bowl, water pot and tea towel form a triangle. These three straight lines intersect to converge into an arrow shape.
Above, with one center, two sides and three straight lines, we have simply and quickly introduced how to arrange the tea set on the tea table so as to maintain its beauty and elegance. We hope everyone can gain something from it. Remember these three basic principles of arrangement.