Beautiful, excellent design. I bought my first Tea Forte cup when Oprah had her "favorite things" for Christmas in her magazine & Dr. Oz listed his favorite things. This was when Dr Oz was becoming more than an occasional guest on Oprah's show. One of Dr Oz's favorite things was the Tea Forte cup. I ordered 2 - one for myself and one for my daughter. We both loved it! So fast forward to NOW. I shopped at one of our Farmer's Market (Fort Wayne IN) and discovered wonderful, amazing loose leaf tea & remembered the Tea Forte cup. Gave 3 cups & various loose leaf tea as gifts for Christmas - huge hit! The amazing thing is I can get the hot water from the Keurig and I am so motivated to have tea most every cold day this winter. There is NO comparison between loose leaf tea and tea bags. Threw out all my tea bags.