I thought a tea pot made from mica clay would be a good idea. The mica retains the heat, and the tea would stay hot. I decided to make this pot with a bamboo handle so I put lugs on to connect the handle. I used a small spout because this kind of spout isn't supposed to piddle. I never have liked piddling tea pots.
What I don't like: I wish I could have put the spout higher, but I had already decided to have a bamboo handle. Next pot gets a ceramic handle and I'll put the spout higher.
What I do like: I like the shape of the pot and I like the way the lid fits.