Attractive and functional steepware design. Excellent loose leaf selection has renewed my interest teas.—cyclistman
I LOVE the steeping mug! I gave one to my mother who is new to loose leaf tea, she loved it too and now drinks it every morning! I think she likes the process as much as the tea... ;)—Stefanie
This is my third mug of this style. I use them extensively and usually wind up dropping them or cracking them so I continue to replace them about every 2 years. This is the best design yet. Easy to clean and even the small store bought teas do not become trapped in the strainer. A nice improvement. This style is also easier to clean and get the stains off. It really makes a nice cup of tea and the selections at the Tea Spot are great.—Kevin
This is the second steeping mug from Tea Spot that I own. The first broke after I accidentally dropped it on concrete. It lasted a long time, was very spacious for lots of tea, steeped well, kept everything warm, and was absolutely beautiful. This one functions the same way, but I wish the entire mug was in the nice blue color (like my old one), not just accented. The lack of color is the only thing disappointing in this mug.—KR
Very dissatisfied. You pour hot water through filter which sits on top.When it's time to take the lid off,its often stuck on with suction.Had to let tea cool before I was able to remove.Tried it without the lid.You have to take your hand,and lift filter out.I've repeatedly burned my fingers.One time, I went to lift it out,and it was so hot, I dropped the filter back down onto the cup,and hot tea whooshed up and over the edges,burning my hand. Awful design,downright dangerous.Put it in the trash where it belong!!—Lulu
My husband purchased this for me as I have started getting interested in teas. Used it tonight great cup of tea. I had never used loose leaf before very easy to use with this cup.like the functionality of the lid with the steeping insert. Will recommend to my friends. —Bee Lady
I brought one of these some time ago and liked it so much that I brought another one. Only wish they offered Mug in a larger size, like 22oz or 24oz.—rick
I got this as a gift and until then didn't realize how amazing a loose-leaf teacup is! Previously, I've only used loose-leaf travel thermoses and those are obviously more difficult to clean. this one is very cute and functional, even though sometimes the leaves get stuck in the holes, you can poke them out.—Azelia
This is a great cup. I use this cup daily, and really look forward to using it. —Caiazzo
I can't say enough about this product (and all of The Tea Spot products). Not only is it absolutely gorgeous but it's super easy to use! Also -- it's a perfect gift! —Abby
This mug is fantastic if you make a lot of single cups. Tea pots are great, but it seems silly to dirty another dish when I'm only making tea for me. I will echo a complaint made by other reviewers that some tea does escape the steeping section into the cup. My main complaint though, that I don't see other reviewers commenting on is the fact that the lid and steeping portion get incredibly hot. I wish the edges of the steeping portion and the top of the lid had some sort of grip so that I could safely and easily pull the steeper out to drink my tea. I have to use a bulky pot holder and occasionally the steeper slips out, falls back into the mug and spills tea everywhere. Otherwise this is an excellent mug but I'd love to see an updated version of it with these things in mind. —Kelsey
The concept of this mug and infuser is good, and it worked well for about two dozen uses and then the bottom fell out of the infuser insert. I could see that the material (ceramic or porcelin) was just barely over 1mm thick - no wonder it couldn't hold up! It was always hand washed and never exposed to the heat of a dishwasher. So at a cost of about $1 per use, and unless the insert can be replaced, this was a poor purchase that I am now regretting.—Teresa
I love this cup...especially the adorable Tea Spot swirl logo on the lid. I use it every morning for both hot tea and iced tea. Yes, some of the leaves do escape through the filter. It doesn't bother me. If I'm making iced tea, I brew extra strong (2 heaping tsp) and after removing the infuser, I pour the tea through a small strainer into a large tumbler full of ice. The tea is the perfect strength and the loose leaves don't end up in the tea. If I drink it hot, I am just careful not to drink the last sip (sediment pretty much stays at the bottom). I look forward to giving this as a gift to other tea lovers in my life. —Janice
Easy to clean awesome tea cup with steeper and lid! Love that it's a 16oz cup! Make a large cup of tea to sip. I think my cup makes my husband a tad jealous.. Hehe l!! I see one in his near future —Ber
The insert and top are nice, but the cup itself breaks way too easy, luckily I had another cup that the insert fit into. The 212 degree water for steeping black tea was enough to break the cup.
The holes in the insert let tea through a bit, but not enough to bother myself.—Jamie
I gave this as a gift to my granddaughter as an introduction to loose teas. She loves it and is hooked on loose teas now. I bought one for myself since I had the style without the handle. The handle is great!! The infuser and lid are perfect additions to the cup.—Ladybug
This is the first steeping mug I bought and I still use it. It's beautiful. —Angie
I LOVE this mug so much I bought another one for myself to keep at my office and one for a friend. The shape is amazing. Fits well in the hand and the rim is perfect for sipping from. Adding the lid makes the flavor of the tea so much better. Highly recommend!—Viveca Phelps
I received my new mug a couple days ago and have used it a lot since.
I love the appearance, and it works as advertised, but I have some qualms. The lid was designed with no good way to use the 'grip knob' on top. It seems to have been designed for women or children, but not for a male with bigger fingers. It's an accident waiting to happen.
My other complaint deals with the base of the cup. Namely, the small size of it in relation to the cup diameter.. Another accident waiting to happen. Other than the two complaints, I really like my new cup, and hope that it's still around next year.—Rick
I haven't seen anyone else with this issue, but when I made my loose leaf tea with it, a lot of it escaped the filter, so there's a ton of sediment at the bottom. I don't know if this is because my tea was ground too fine or what, but this was a big disappointment.—Caitlin Hulshizer
I absolutely love this Mug. I have given it as gifts with great success and find that it is a real delight to use. It is very stylish, fun to use, and easy to clean. It is great for those days when I do not want to make a whole pot of tea. I also want to mention that it is very light weight. I was expecting the mug to be fairly heavy but was delightfully surprised to the contrary.
I would recommend this Mug to anyone who enjoys loose leaf teas. It is worth the money and you will cherish it every time you use it.—Umbreona
I have the same issue as Caitlin concerning some of the sediment finding its way out of the filter, especially with fine teas such as the Red Rocks Rooibos tea. Despite having sediment at the bottom, I drink the tea until I get to the bottom and then poor the tiny amount left out into the sink. I would not recommend this cup to someone who drinks a lot of finer teas because it will all end up at the bottom of the mug.—Miles Brenchley
I bought this steeping mug and it came with 2 tins of the tea spot tea. i was a bag tea drinker prior to receiving this mug and loose teas, and now i am hooked on loose tea! this mug is so much fun to use and i think it is so important to have the large capacity it holds so the tea has room to really release their flavors and the lid is important as it really allows the flavors to steam in there and brew a perfect cup of tea everytime!—Nicole Kohler
Bought this for my husband as he is an advid tea drinker. He has commented that the smaller tea leaves seep through the steeper and end up at the bottom of the cup.—Daphyne Foster
This mug is amazing! Makes steeping loose leaf teas a breeze. The cup is also great quality, and perfect size!—Holly Raiche
Great product! Very pretty to look at and makes great tea!—Meredith Frank
Would love to see a larger version of this.—Bob
This mug is fantastic. It feels great in the hand. Makes steeping tea a breeze. I absolutely love this mug and will most likely be buying another one.—Cay
This steepware mug is the most spectacular tea accessory product I have ever seen. Not only is it a work of art but it creates the most fabulous and fun user tea experience. An experience that you look forward to every day... Great job!!!—Carl H.
I use this everyday in my dorm. It's really easy to clean, and it's great for making good tea.—Than