This may seem a bit dramatic, but the lid does not sit in place. It just slides about and it drives me crazy! I can never find the perfect center for it. In addition to that, I have lots of white tea cups, but for some reason this one seems to stain more than others. I really wanted to like this cup, because I love the tea. But alas, it was a disappointment. I did not return it however, because I figured it would be a great white elephant gift. Drive someone else mad with never being able to fit the lid properly! Mawahahaha.