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tea is yummy/pretty, teapot iself...not so much
on January 21, 2014
given the price i guess i should not have expected a high-quality teapot, but i was still a bit disappointed
glass is very thin and feels like it will break if i am not super careful when placing it on a stone countertop.
worst part is the lid...it does not fit snugly and does not have a "divot" to keep it in. this -- combined with the aforementioned seemingly fragile nature of the glass -- makes it seem like you must put a finger on the lid when pouring...but the lid is super hot (due to hot water in the pot :-) so now i am pouring tea with a potholder in one hand to hold the lid.
also, the shape of the lid makes it difficult to pick-up, it needs more of a "knob" at the end.
overall this is more of a "gimmick" teapot vs an everyday teapot.
the tea is delicious, and the flowers are pretty...so if that is what you are going for this is good.
but it is simply not a practical teapot for daily use over the long haul