This is the prettiest Kati cup I've received. The detail in the design is stunning. Additionally, they're revamped the infuser design since I last purchased a cup, and it's an improvement. The infuser cup now sits lower and features smaller holes, allowing my to brew finer teas in the cup and still enjoy with minimal silt.
I just love the Kati cups and have...almost all of them :) The cherry blossom pattern is beautiful and enhances the tea drinking experience. It looks great on my counter as the tea brews. The design is so functional. The tea infuser is the perfect depth to allow the tea to brew properly. Others are too shallow and don't allow for the tea to steep properly. This is my only loose tea cup. I love to pass on as gifts as well.
This new design is lovely - so delicate looking and bright. The light pink looks SLIGHTLY lighter in person than it does on my computer, but it is very pretty and feminine. The redesign of the infuser allows for more room to brew the tea properly and the double-walled sides still prevent the cup from burning your fingers. Kati Steeping Cups have been a favorite of mine for some time and I am so happy with this addition.
I have several of the Kati cups and love the new design of the infuser. It definitely allows for more room for the tea to steep properly. The color on my cup is slightly more muted than what is pictured but even more beautiful in person. My 11 year old daughter who has started drinking herbal teas has already claimed it as her own! Although I have not been to Japan, it does remind me of the cherry blossoms in spring in Vancouver.