..The subject of this thread makes me giggle for some reason; "brewhaha?"
And that is one...interesting 'teapot', auhckw; thanks for sharing.
My first venture into the world of "proper" teaware (moving past the mesh-infusion-basket-in-a-mug) was Jas-etea's little starter gaiwan set. I think I have a picture somewhere of my first experiments with it..
I have picked up a kyusu and an english-style teapot this year, and while I love each of them for their own purposes, most of my time is still spent with the gaiwan. I just love the process of brewing in it, watching the leaves uncurl more as the session goes on, especially the colorful oolongs and tightly-rolled teas in general. I think that visual aesthetic is almost as pleasing to me as drinking the tea itself.
I suppose someday I'll splurge on one of the nicer gaiwans out there, but this one has been awfully faithful to me so far.
Silver needles in my cup right now, but I predict many more teas will make their way into it today. We have snow
, almost unheard of down here in Alabama, and with most of the roads closed and businesses shut down, there is no better day than to curl up with a good book (or forum, as it were) and lots and lots of hot tea. :>