I loved this teapot from first having it. It use it several times a day. However they can chip/break. I chipped the pour spot on my first one. It still worked but was no longer a perfect pour. Then my mum bought me a new one and I used that one for a few years till I broke it. I broke the handle of next, and just yesterday broke the handle of another. My tin of earl grey fell from the cupboard onto the handle and it broke in three pieces. They can be glued back together but I don't trust holding the glued together handle with contents full of hot liquid. I like the fact that you can remove the basket when your tea is strong enough. I like that it's two normal cups of tea. More than a mug, but enough for one person's morning or afternoon tea. And I like that it doesn't dribble and make a mess when poured. I use it for teabags as well as loose leaf.
We started using loose tea after coming back from new zealand they don't seem to use teabags . Every we went seem to use zero teapots and we find the tea brews better in a zero pot the Japanese love tea