Pros: This tea maker strains even the finest tea without any leaves or debris escaping into the cup. It doesn’t leak at all. It is durable and perfect for travel. It has perfect visibility for tea leaves within. And lastly, it makes brewing tea incredibly easy.
The cons: This tea maker is, regrettably, plastic. My reasons for this being an issue are less due to the health risks of brewing black tea at boiling point in plastic, but more so of the fact that plastic is extremely absorbent of flavors and scents. Brew one chai tea in this thing and all your future delicate white teas and green teas have a aftertaste of spices. That being said, if you intend to use this tea maker, then intend to use it for one type of tea. My second con on this item would be the difficulty with which to clean this tea maker.