This teapot has the For Life moniker - which I'm sure some marketing bod felt very clever for coming up with - and I find myself sort of believing in it. The pot itself is wide bottomed, with thick walls for heat containment and durability, and the inner metallic mesh for holding loose leaf tea is rigid and finely made.
The whole thing is surprisingly easy to clean with some soap, a brush, and hot water. One of my problems with loose leaf tea is that it can be a bit of a hassle to remove from whatever you've brewed it in. Pro-tip for getting rid of any leaf fragments caught in the mesh: just hold it upside down directly against the tap and the water will force out all the little bits.
I use it in conjunction with a small handle-less cup and the tea in the pot will stay warm for quite a long time - absolutely essential for when I need sporadic cups of tea during a long project.
All that said, it's still quite expensive for a small teapot. You won't be entertaining people with this, unless you give them tiny cups. However, if you don't need high volume tea production, the Suki teapot is perfect.