We also have the marvellous London Pottery teapot (a 2-cup white one), although it’s really the man of the house who’s the leaf tea purist. I quite often engage in heathen bag practices, especially first thing in the morning when (as my recent jalapeno pepper incident demonstrates) I am too clumsy to be allowed near leaf tea or any other spillable stuff.

Used to have the Bodum too – agree about the drawbacks there. Another offputting thing about it was the discolouration of the basket over time, which on plastic is a particularly unappealing look.