A friend on the other side of the country bought me the Cherry Blossom Kati Cup and a relaxing tea assortment. Probably the most thoughtful gift I ever received. I love both the cup and the infuser. The cup is the perfect size for a cup of tea, none of that dainty 4-oz sipping teacup that will chip when you set it on the saucer. It stays cool enough to wrap your hands around and warm enough for that to be pleasant. I had been having trouble finding an infuser fine enough to work with a rooibos blend I already had, my previous infuser let so many particles into my cup that it made for an unpleasant drinking experience. This infuser is fine enough to keep the vast majority of particles right where they belong - in the infuser!