Holds temp well after it turns off. You don’t see rapid boiling water and no water spewing out spout. You just suddenly have tea after about 3-5 min. AND, the best part is it must suck every molecule of tea flavor from the teabag because I’m using 2-3 less teabags per pot than my previous pot. I’m British and love a strong cups tea as milk and this teapot is perfect for me. I would definitely recommend- and it came really quickly. I’m VERY HAPPY.