It's the best "tea cup" I own! The thermal feature is great and keeps my tea warm for a longer period of time. The volume is perfect. The basket is so convenient to infuse loose leaf tea and easy to clean. The lid makes a wonderful "plate" to hold the infuser or a spoon. It also keeps my tea warm. I have started a collection of these fabulous mugs!
I bought two of the Kati Steeping Cups! One for myself and one for my significant other. We love the size, which gives us a nice boost in the morning or a great way to sip an herbal tea right before bed. Amazing quality! (They are heavy but feel sturdy).
These ceramic, covered cups are available in some eight designs or more, so there will be several you'll like (I bought four designs), and you will use them, not only to steep either loose or bagged teas (with the included, fitted, stainless-steel infuser basket) but, because they are double-walled and include ceramic cap, they're great to keep any hot beverage hot longer. And I like the size, which after the infuser is removed, leaves more than a teacup of tea, and when you don't use the infuser, you get a mug+ fill of coffee or other beverage, which can also be heated in the microwave (without infuser). Whichever design, it's as good a ceramic infusing, thermal container as you'll find, and its quality and style fit right in with the rest of Tea Forté's tea products and accessories. And look for a great infusing pitcher to match your favorite cup design.