I don't go for frilly tea sets - they just aren't my thing - so I usually drink tea in mugs. This tea cup is classic without being frilly and is sturdy while still looking a bit delicate. With the lid to keep in the steam and the hole in the lid it works great with the pyramid infusers, creating a great cup of tea and also adding a touch of cute whimsy. I did get this free as a bonus with my purchase, but I'm glad I got to try it out. I would order a set if I was going to serve tea to friends.