At the World Tea Expo I purchased two tea sets from Lin's Ceramic Studio of Taiwan. The first set was a beautiful black ceramic set. It is very similar to the set a friend sent me last year as a gift. Each piece feels so smooth in the hands and the teapot and pouring pot pour so nicely.
The teapot sits in a dish; so you can pour hot water over the teapot to warm it.
Each set has 6 cups and the teapots have strainers in the pot to keep the tea leaves from coming through the spout. If you have never used an Asian small teaset, they are great for sharing small sips of tea with friends and quite the conversation pieces when you pull out a small teaset from your bag. You just put the loose leaves into the teapot, filling about 1/3 full of leaves, steep for the desired amount of time, pour into the pouring pot, then serve. Using the pouring pot allows for everyone tasting to taste the same exact taste. I use these sets primarily for oolong teas, but have steep a green tea also in them. If using a black tea, I would adjust the amount of tea placed in the teapot.
Visit their website to see more beautiful teapots and accessories: http://www.aurlia.com.tw/