I'm looking for something to brew my Japanese greens in that is, essentially, versatile and affordable. I primarily drink average quality sencha, and I also enjoy gyokuro, genmaicha, and kukicha (also average quality). Before I go and buy a brewing vessel for each one, as I know it is common to do, I want a "starter" one that offers versatility and that I can use for all of the aforementioned teas, without it being too costly. I hope I'm not asking for the impossible here...
I was looking at buying this
one, and was wondering if that's a good option.
Also, what are the primary differences between a Kyusu and Houhin? Which one would you use for what, and why?
And another thing, is a Kyusu like a Yixing in that a 280ml capacity would be too large for something I primarily plan on using on my own? Would I have to waste more tea leaves in order to achieve the right tea:water ratio? Would it be a better idea to go with one like this
, for instance, which is 150ml?