Buy an electric tea kettle and ask for a nice teapot with strainer for Christmas/New Years/Seasonal Holiday of Choice. I'm sorry I wasn't clear on the necessity of the strainer. You could also get filter bags to fill with loose leaf.
May I recommend a good quality sencha as a tea possibility. The color alone is worthy of a try. And the taste....bliss.
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