When I was young my dad had a one pint coffee mug he loved. Used it every weekend morning so he could read all the newspapers without getting more coffee. (so long ago that the morning papers were 5 cents in the US). The mug is in my kitchen cabinet but too big for me. I like a large (not huge) mug of tea in the morning.
Got a one litre tea mug I use all the time. Usually drink around 2 gallons of tea a day and piss like a horse. Two teabags does the trick, allow to stew for 40 minutes then nuke for a couple of seconds. Dash of milk and a tablespoon of Tullamore Dew (for that smoky flavour) for the first mug of the day to kick start the system. Good with a fry up to avoid having to get up to refill the teapot around the time you get to the kedgeree and fried tomato.
Mug now close to ten years old and well darkened by tannin. My guts probably in a similar state.
It's all in the brewing. The water has to be fresh out of the tap and actually boiling so pour it JUST as the kettle switches off.
Brew for a minimum of 3 minutes! Any less and it has that nasty dull greyish colour!
Firstly only Earl Grey is good enough to grace my mug. It's served with a slice each of lemon and ginger and is the nectar of the Gods. I will ocasionally enjoy a cup of Oolong or Jasmin or even, when feeling flush some Japanese Sensha, all obviously served sans lait.
I used to use a French coffee bowl for my café au lait and croissant in the morning but it has long since disappeared unfortunately.