I've been a long-time tea drinker and this is my favorite way to make and drink tea. I bring this cup with me to work. Even when I'm at home I use this cup over any others I have. I like it so much I plan to buy another one in a different color/design. The stainless steel insert keeps leaves out of the tea. You can use the lid to keep your tea warm after brewing. I love that it's dishwasher safe.