I enjoy using this cup, but the lid is unusable as a lid. It gets too hot to pull off the cup. Needs a steam hole and a little knob in the middle, and then it’d be a five-star review. The print is lovely, and the basket is easy to use. The cup is warm to the touch but not too hot. Nice to hold on cold mornings.
But for the price it’s too much. And everything is good and the quality is pretty good although it would be nice if it had a handle and were in a more pleasant shape. For $25, I would certainly not buy it again and the recipient looked disappointed when she opened the gift.
I was really excited to find these cups, I bought 4 different designs. The cups are cute, but the double walls are not actually helpful and the cup is too hot to hold!! I’m disappointed. Wish there was a handle so that I could make these cups useful for hot tea.
I love my Kati cups and use them daily. I have almost all the colors and have given over 20 as gifts. They do have their defects and I’ve had several replacements due to leakage under the cup’s plug or defects between the double layers causing water to go in between. Tea Forte Customer service are good with handling any problems. Overall I love them and recommend them for a tasty loose leaf tea. The strainers are handy and the lid keeps my tea hot for quite some time. My mother and aunt even use theirs to make coffee. There’s so many colors to choose I use a different one each day of the week. And it makes a great gift for tea lovers