When having people over, I like to use traditional porcelainEnglish-style teacups. They're all different, mostly picked up at antique/consignment shops, and guests choose which cup suits her fancy.
But my go-to cup every day, at home and at work, is a clear glass, footed 16-oz
handled cup (Target, WalMart, Bed Bath & Beyond all have them). I can enjoy the color of the tea, it keeps it hot, and I'm saTeasfied.
Today started with Lu An Gua Pian. Later switched to White Peach with a little summer Darjeeling added for strength/caffeine. 2nd & 3rd steepings of that went on ice.
Sadly, my iced tea tends to get carried around in an ugly 32 oz. insulated monster mug. It's so un-feminine that sometimes I just can't stand it.