In a shocking move, I've voted for 3. I know, I know, I'm pretty much the definition of the utilitarian, "can't you boil any faster?", "ceremony? what ceremony?" tea drinker. But I enjoy making tea on the same level I enjoy cooking. It's sometimes a chore, but done in the right frame of mind, it's restful and quite rewarding.
Had a bit of a wild morning finishing up some long-avoided tasks, and now I'm celebrating with my first cup of tea in three days
. (Well, unless you count Diet Snapple Peach Iced Tea. I don't. I love it, but it's not tea.