I had a black plastic 'le tea pot' for something like eight years, using it daily. A weak point in the plastic eventually led to its demise and I elected to replace it with the metal version. It has to be said, the plastic one was an excellent servant, if it did dribble a little when pouring. The metal version pours better,
This is a wonderful teapot. The internal strainer keeps your tea free of leaves - it has a very fine mesh and copes superbly with all forms of loose tea, from the finely shredded commercial varieties to the much larger leaves of specialist or Chinese teas. The strainer in this metal version is also better positioned than in my original plastic one and, with its folding handle, makes the loading of tea leaves much easier (and cleaning easier too).
The pot holds enough tea for two pint mugs - I do drink tea by the pint - so it is excellent for individuals or couples. The level of tea in the strainer means you need to add approximately one pint of water to ensure coverage of leaves, so adjust quantities to your taste.
The teapot has proved easy to clean, easy to use, and makes an excellent cuppa. Given the eight years usage I had with the plastic version, I expect this to be a long-lasting investment, easily maintained, and resilient (the glass bowl allows you to see the depth of water and the density of colour of the tea you're brewing - and in years of regular but careful usage, I never chipped or cracked the glass).
This is an excellent addition to the kitchen. Practical, of course, but a very stylish design, and an excellent balance, easy to pour, safe, and easy to use.