What tea at the Crow Collection with the Cultured Cup and Ginny Marsh taught me:
Your tea cup is an underrated accessory. How your tea cup fits in your hand can improve the entire experience. Hold a few Ginny Marsh tea bowls in your hand, see for yourself the difference it can make. The Cultured Cup sells them and encourages touching before buying. I actually preferred the slightly "irregular" cups, with grooves that gripped and bumps that kept it interesting. I imagine one of theses days my house will be filled with nothing but handmade tea accessories.