It took a little practice for me to hold the lid just right and to pour with a sharper angle than you think you would need so the tea exits out of the small slot you create in a smooth stream. But I still had some minor burns using it.
I seek to have warm water for my delicate greens & whites. But, in the event I do suffer minor burns ( or major!), I've got 24 Aloe Vera Plants inside the living room.