I have bought several of these great cups, I love the different designs, and have given a number of them as gifts. The size is perfect for enjoying a truly hot cup of tea, anytime you just want to relax after long days at work, or just refresh your mind and body. I cannot say enough about the selection of teas, there are so many and I love them all. Tea Forte is the best thing since sliced bread. An affordable gift, two cups and a box of teas, I love the single steeps. They are the nicest teas on the market. Introduce your friends to the art of Tea Forte, one of the best gifts I ever received.
This cup started out great-5 stars. I could microwave the water in it, drop in the infuser with the loose leaf tea in it, steep it with the lid and enjoy. This worked about 5 times and then I noticed that it was leaking out of the bottom of the cup. I discovered an actual hole in the bottom of the cup. I have another kati cup in a different design and it has what looks like a plug in the hole in the bottom of the cup. So I it looks like my spring grass cup lost it's plug or was somehow defective. Very disappointing because the design is great and my other cup works fantastic.
I love this new cup/infuser. I received an all-green one as a gift and bought a spring grass one to go with it. Being able to use the right amount of loose tea in a single cup/mug is great. I like the insert on the spring grass one best--it's solid, not a mesh, like the all-green one. Also, the holes are small enough that I don't have finely cut leaves drifting down into my mug. The only caveat/warning is that the cup gets very hot. After you pour in the water, move it to where you want it and then make sure that you wait until the cup can be picked up without burning yourself.