My ex-husband was an Englishman, and due to his influence, I switched from coffee to tea in the late '60s.
Over the years, I've tried different methods of making the necessary hot water: whistling tea kettles, small coffee pots, microwaves. The very best was the instant hot water dispenser in my Brentwood house. The spray-nozzle hole in the sink was converted into an electrified hot water dispenser that worked as a hot water tap - hot water immediately, no waiting.
That lasted a couple years until totally gunked up with the limestone residue so common in middle Tennessee water.
My current, best solution is this electric tea kettle that turns itself off when ready and separates easily from the base for pouring. Purchased at Costco.