The solution to teapots that somehow pour tea onto places other than in the tea pot:
The Teapot Drip Catcher
Yet another way to make a cup of tea. This slightly pricey but innovative kettle and water filter solution brings the water to near boiling point in around 3 seconds and claims to be eco friendly into the bargain.
The makers, Tefal claim the new kettle will save an average household around £30 a year in energy costs and is a 65% energy consumption reduction compared to a normal style kettle. The dispenser can equally produce cold filtered water too.
A flash video of how it works can be seen here.
Update: Aside from Currys, both Argos and Morrisons now sell this though the price point remains the same (UK).