This is plastic, so no thanks. Would rather stick to stainless steel.
You can just swill it out, though I tend to scrape out the larger leaves first as I don't want to put them down the sink. On Amazon somebody says you can pull out the filter but I haven't managed to, I may just need to pull a bit harder. But that's really not necessary for cleaning out the leaves.
How do you get the used tea leaves out of the infuser afterwards?
I know it was worth a try paid £20 for mine at T2
They are really good try one you might be happily surprised!