I love the Kati steeping cups generally. They are very elegantly designed and the exterior stays a comfortable temperature even when filled with hot drinks The Noir cup is great because it is pretty gender neutral whereas my others are a bit more feminine. This is a great product that I would definitely recommend.
The steeping cups are the best. Double-walled, they keep the tea hot and your hand only warm - no burns! If you keep the lid on after removing the infuser, the tea stays hot a long time. Or, use the lid upside-down as a coaster to hold the infuser. I've been giving these as gifts to a number of relatives and have two of my own. A wonderful way to enjoy tea.
This is the 4th infuser mug I have purchased from Tea Forte. That should tell you how highly I think of them. Beautifully crafted. Feels nice in my hand, doesn't get too hot to hold. I love these infuser mugs. The ONLY reason this black leaf Kati mug was given 4 stars instead of 5 is because the online picture is a tad misleading. It shows the outline of the leaves on this mug as being white when in fact they're black. You have to look closely (TOO closely) to even see there are leaves in the design so I was disappointed by that