This travel mug was not what I expected, I really do not like taking the top off every time I want to drink my tea. I thought it was going to be more convenient while driving, NOT........please do not buy this cup because of the cuteness like I did, you will only be wasting your money.
I had to return this mug because I didn't like that I had to unscrew the lid every time I wanted to have a sip of tea. Also, I like to steep my tea in 8oz of water instead of 12oz, so the basket wasn't deep enough to make contact with the water. I would've had to steep my tea in a separate container. Too much trouble.
The secret compartment is great for storing tea for the rest of the day. And the tea stays pretty hot. However, in order to fill up your mug there is no line indicating when to stop with the hot water. Therefore, when I insert the tea strainer it could possibly overflow creating a mess. I always want to make sure my tea leaves are submerged so this makes it a little difficult. When I want to change out my tea leaves the process is a little messy to make sure water doesn’t drip all over my desk so I have to get an extra cup on the side to unlock the strainer from the sipping lid and place it so the side to fill up. Also the lid holes are a little big where fine tea goes right through easily. Not sure if I would buy another. Ok for now.
This travel mug is terrific. It keeps the tea hot for a long time. There is a little flip up top where you can store loose tea or sugar or even meds. The top stays on tight so you can put it in your purse. The only negative is that you have to remove the loose tea strainer before you take a sip, otherwise you will have a mouth full of tea leaves.
I bought this for my mom for Christmas. She loves it because it keeps her tea warm for hours. I took off one star because she says she basically has to steep her tea before she leaves home because removing the tea leaves to drink is complicated and there is nowhere to put them. However, I am also planning to buy one for myself because the insulating factor seems to be amazing.
This travel mug is not only stylish, like I am .... but extremely functional. My loose tea has a favorite mug! It keeps my tea at the perfect temperature and doesn’t spill all over my clothes or my car. The color is “on point” with the picture shown... which is a must have. Pay close attention to the care instructions and enjoy:-) Love it!