I much prefer to drink Chinese tea with shorter infusions, but I do dump the leaves into my mug near the end and pour hot water on for longer infusions. We do have some very large pots here, but there's no way I'd use them for myself.
The Chinese call people who drink large amounts of tea without regard for brewing technique and skill 'bull drinkers.' Sometimes that's not a bad way to go, but Chinese-style brewing is fun and the results are completely different! You can see the layers within your tea through the infusions.
As for porcelain teapots, I really like Chinese porcelain (Jingdezhen), aka 'blue willow.'
Mom has a teapot set like this, but in a different pattern:http://www.ceramicslife.com/bone-porcel ... arden.html
For Indian tea, a more 'Western' pattern would be more my thing, although mom likes Japanese porcelain for her Indian tea.
Ultimately, though, the beauty of tea is that we all consume it differently. Growing up, I didn't actively seek out tea. I was a coffee guy. The only tea I drank regularly was Snapples and Arizonas!