teabag wrote:I like the looks of the starter set. only one question. How is the little tea pot heated?
The ingenuitea in the starter set is not heated. You pour the hot water in the top of it with the leaves and then rest that on top of your cup/mug when it's done steeping. There's a little video of how it works somewhere on adagio's website.
Joining a tea of the month club is also a good way to expand your tea horizons. Try to find one of the sample clubs where it is rather small quantities and relatively inexpensive to join. That way you get to try out a lot of teas without having to have a bucket of something you don't like sitting around.