i've been drinking tea for 25 years, I had tons of tea pots, I only had this problem with super cheap ones, is impossible to serve tea without throwing some in the table, the design is beauty but not useful. Now I have a 50 euro tea pot but I can't serve tea with it. It has also a lot of marks, the surface is not smooth. I tried to contact with Viva scandinavia several times but I only got response once, and they didn't solve my problem. I don’t like to write this kind of comments but I think this time I have to do it to solve this problems to future customers.