Tea boat, also called tea base, tea couch, bowl base, is made to prevent hands from being scalded. Since it looks like the shape of a boat, it is then named tea boat or tea ship. The tea boat was firstly developed from bowl base. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, tea boats with different shapes and materials like ceramic, porcelain, lacquer wood, silver or tin were popular.
"Sado, to put in a simple way, can be interpreted as snatching a little leisure from a busy life, finding joy anid hardship,enjoying beauty and harmony in an unbalanced earthly life, and experiencing eternity in an instant"
By Chinese Famous Prose Writer