One thing I have observed about tea drinking.... very very few Westerners really know what they're missing regarding the best of the Chinese teas...and Japanese. These are exquisite drinks, to be savoured as if drinking a Puligny Montrachet. Sadly I reckon less than 5% of westerners have any clue as to how to make a green or white tea, or even an oolong.
Gaiwans are the way to go. Kyusu too are really easy especially if drinking tea on your own.
Anyway, do yourself a favour...get into these amazing teas. And learn how to use these Asian tea wares, how much leaf to use, the temperature of the water to use and the very short brewing times.
The results are so well worth it !