I personally like the kyusu for it’s unique handle, it just feels nice to pour with a twist of the wrist. The fine wire inner mesh prevents any tea leaves/stems from coming out. The color is beautiful. I don’t think a day has gone by where we haven’t used it.
I love the size, look, and feel, but the wire mesh strainer is not 100% effective. Some loose tea always comes through the spout, so I need to use an additional strainer when I pour. I have another, slightly larger kyusu and never have this problem.