Thanks for the props, but I'm still a small fish here.
Guys like TIM, MarshalN, Chrl42 and others are the real experts.
I love the shape of your pot. To my eyes the clay looks pretty nice, but from those two photos it's hard for me to really tell. I'd say it's mostly zini, perhaps with a little purple sand (zisha) mixed in.
The tea pairing recommendations will depend on your drinking style, and how high fired it is. In my experience, medium fired modern zini clay like this (and remember I'm taking stabs in the dark here without getting to see the pot in person) is often good at softening sharp edges in a tea, making the mouthfeel smoother and rounder, and in exchange tends to eat up a little bit of the flavor and aroma.
I'm not sure what types of tea you drink, or if you mostly drink by yourself. At 180ml, the pot is larger than I would normally use, since I most often drink alone or with my wife. It would cost a bundle to fill that guy up with yancha or high fired TGY for example, and then you'd be drinking it for days! If I were to start looking for pairings for the pot, I'd personally focus on young raw puerh, cooked puerh, or bold strong red teas such as Yixing Hongcha. BUT, the pot always chooses the tea!
Since this is your first pot, take this as a learning experience. You won't be ruining the pot if you try a whole bunch of different teas in it [excluding flavored or scented teas of course], so go ahead and see how the pot tends to effect flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel of different teas. A Yixing pot can always be "reset" by boiling it in clean water for an hour or two. If you have a gaiwan or other neutral brewing device (porcelain or glass teapot for example), then try the classic testing method that Brandon outlines in two parts here
. In addition to the excellent instructions demonstrated there, I've also come to find that the way the pot's lid smells underneath after it has had hot tea sitting in it can tell you a whole lot about if the pot is a good pairing or not. I find that if the lid smell is clear, focussed, and sweet, then it tends to be an excellent pairing. If the lid smell is weak, boring, and unfocussed, then it's the opposite.
Gook luck, and take your time! Yixing isn't about the destination, but the journey. You'll make mistakes, you'll pay a little tuition, but if you learn from it all, you'll be in perfect shape.