I drink a lot of tea, gave up coffee a long time ago. So, it stands to reason that I have a lot of tea cups (actually mugs). And I have two favorites. In the morning I drink Earl Grey out of a tall slender purple mug which was a gift from my daughter. I love the color and I also love the metal infuser that fits inside the mug plus the cover that you flip over to hold the infuser and it's drippings. Number two fave is porcelain decorated with a moon and other celestial goodies. That one was a gift from my husband about 35 years ago. I use it when I want to enjoy a nice oolong. Truly the tea tastes the same no matter what cup or mug I use, but the right cup adds a certain ambience to the whole drinking experience.