We use our teapot everyday and love it. We have had this Bee House teapot for years and it is simply the absolute perfect size. It has a built in loose tea holder for when we go the fancy route, or we can just pop in a bag of Trader Joe's organic green (our current favorite).
Made in Japan, these pots are available in a glorious array of colors. A quick run through the dishwasher keeps it looking exactly as it did the day we brought it home.
Multiple sizes are available, and prices range from around $25 to $50.
In Chicago we've seen them at Argo and Peet's.
Online at allteapots.com.