Definitely go with an ingenuiTEA. Greatest investment ever. I also second the motion for an attractive teacup. I find tea is more enjoyable as an "experience" if you're drinking it out of something aesthetically pleasing. To some this isn't important, which is cool, but I personally like to enjoy the cup as well as the tea
. For example, I have a cup that is glazed white with the word "tea" stamped in matte white on each side. It just makes me smile.
Eventually, you may want to save up and invest in a cast-iron tetsubin teapot. I really want one. The reason is that they keep tea hot for quite a while, which is nice. The only reason I don't usually make more than one cup of tea at a time is because it goes cold before I get to the rest (I drink really slowly). So I'm looking forward to someday having a teapot that will stay warmer longer.
Tea-wise, I'd definitely recommend a good Moroccan mint. I'm a big fan, and it's a good starter green because you're getting a good balance of tea and mint. Of course if you don't like mint this isn't going to help, but assuming that you do, it's good to start with something familiar. It's also not one of the more overpowering flavors out there. A good black tea to start with would be something from Ceylon or a good Darjeeling. But I am a little biased towards Darj myself, so of course I'd recommend it.
And one last thing: go for the Sugar Shots! You won't regret it. Don't know what I'd do without my Sugar Shots.
~teaspoon full of opinions