This may seem a bit dramatic, but the lid does not sit in place. It just slides about and it drives me crazy! I can never find the perfect center for it. In addition to that, I have lots of white tea cups, but for some reason this one seems to stain more than others. I really wanted to like this cup, because I love the tea. But alas, it was a disappointment. I did not return it however, because I figured it would be a great white elephant gift. Drive someone else mad with never being able to fit the lid properly! Mawahahaha.
I really wanted to like this cup, but the design is flawed. The handle is much smaller than it appears and is uncomfortable for even my index finger (medium sized hands). The cup also gets very hot, thereby making it that much more uncomfortable as you struggle to hold it by the tiny handle.
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.