Anyone who is a true ice fan knows that seeing the iced tea in a glass container is part of the experience. And iced tea is best when it goes directly from hot onto the ice. I have a flash ice tea pitcher which is nice for bag teas. The Blomus allows me to use my loose teas. It is stylish enough to make for and serve to guests. Plus seeing the tea brew before your eyes adds to the flourish. Well worth the purchase.