I love my tea traveler! Making tea with this to go mug and the tuffy is very quick & easy. Because this mug is double walled I think it does an excellent job keeping the outside of the mug cool. Whenever you use boiling water in a ceramic mug it will be hot at first. But- if it's too hot to hold it's too hot to drink, so just give it a minute to cool down and you’ve got a great cup of tea on the go!—Vicki Sanders
I love this combo and use it daily. The cup DOES get very hot, enough that I cannot carry it at first, until the tea has cooled. Still love it though—Angi
A nicely crafted item from the tea spot, was cool to get it for nuttin'! It gets a little warm after adding tea, but not hot enough to burn hands. Cover fits snug, but did not test turning the steeper on its side or upside down to see if the lid comes off. Word of caution, if this does happen, and the lid comes off, don't go to grab it. Better to clean up the aftermath, than to have burnt fingers. I already have a 'tuffy', so already know how it works. They are nice steepers. I can always use a second for 'tea with a friend'. I don't use the tuffy often, pouring tea right from a pot, into a drinking vessel. Overall, you can't go wrong with this combo purchase. The Tea Spot teas? You can't get anything better! My repeat purchases: Turmeric Tonic, Blood Orange Smoothie, LIcorice Root, Keep Fit, 7AM, Detox, Moroccan Mint (which I also use in smoothies and other foods requiring spearmint, like watermelon ice pops!)—Tom
I previously owned a double-walled ceramic mug with a silicone lid and used it every day until it broke. Then I went on a hunt for a replacement. I looked all over the place until a friend came across this one and sent me the link. I ordered it right away and loved the tuffy steeper that came with it. It's exactly what I wanted. The mug is attractive and keeps my tea hot. Both items are easy to use and easy to clean. I am very happy with my purchase.—Interpretermom
I've always been a coffee drinker, but not, because of my doctor's advice to cut down on my caffeine, I've switched to tea. I'm new to the loose tea world (I usually use tea bags) so I needed to invest in a tea infuser. I love the Tuffy Steeper for its convenience and portability, and the fact that it folds into itself is great for storage. The Tea Traveler mug is beautiful and really puts me in the mood to drink tea. I like the convenience of having the steeping guide right there on my mug. My only complaint (and it's not really a big deal) is the fact that the black silicone lid shows the lipstick or lip balm that I'm wearing and it's difficult to get off the lid. Other than that, I'm very pleased with my purchases and the great customer support from the company. —Tami H
I am totally satisfied with my purchases. I never knew that I would enjoy tea so much as I have been an avid coffee drinker for years.
The travel mug was awesome and far above and beyond expectations.
I thought using loose leaf tea was going to be a pain, but it is really simple and quick.
I also love that funds are donated to the cancer society. My mom was recently diagnosed with two different types of cancer.
The Tea Spot rocks!!!—Lady Bug
This mug is a favorite of mine. I love the artwork on the outside, it is pretty and so colorful. There is a steeping guide printed on the back of the mug, the font is big enough for my tired "morning eyes" to see the print without my glasses! Such a thoughtful idea! takes the guesswork out of the brew and steep!—Traveler
I am so in love with this combo set! So worth the price. First, I chose the blueberry tuffy. It is a good looking steeper and very functional. The Jasmine Pearls do really well in the tuffy. For the tiniest leaves (ex - rooibos), I suggest using tea bags or finer mesh steeper. The ceramic mug is gorgeous! It looks really good sitting on my desk. After reading some reviews, I was concerned about the mug getting too hot. I have not found this to be a problem at all. It is on the warm side when you first fill with hot water, but never gets to the point of burning or like I'm going to drop it because it's too hot. The silicone lid is fantastic. I don't have to fight with it to get a snug fit or to take on or off. This set would be perfect for a gift and of course for yourself.—LucMac1
I bought a few of these as gifts after buying one for myself. I love the design and the Tuffy Steeper that comes with it. It was very hot at first but after it sat for 15 minutes I could carry it to go. It kept my tea warm for a while and is easy to travel. Thank you for making great quality products :)—Kelly
I received this item today, and I have got to say, wow, it's so nice!
It features an attractive yet simple design, and overall seems pretty sturdy. The lid is made of silicone and therefore doesn't become hot after you brew and drink your tea. The stuffy steeper works well, and is easy to clean and store. I did not have any problems with the tea cup being too hot, but then again, I brewed green tea into it, which requires a somewhat cooler brewing temp then black tea. If brewing black tea, just be aware that the cup may be hot for a few minutes after and plan accordingly.
I would recommend this set. —Melissa
I love this travel mug so much that I bought two! Works great with my tuffy steepers.—Angie
Very disappointed! I bought this specifically because it was suppose to stay cool. It is still to hot to pick up after the tea has steeped. I think you should remove that claim from the ad.—Misty Tonniges
I love this porcelain mug, definitely my favorite one! I wish there were more designs out though. Only con.—Jourdan Goodreau
I bought this to use at work because I did not like the idea of taking my brewing Mug there. I have to agree with those who say it can still be a bit hot to hold for the first few moments after brewing but it does a rather fair job of keeping the tea in it hot or cold.
It is a simple design, easy to clean, easy to use, and produces a very acceptable amount of tea. If you want a good tea mug for work or for some other on-the-go use then this is a good buy. The Tuffy it comes with is awesome and just adds to its value.—Umbreona
Disappointed. I was excited to purchase this mug that is supposed to be cool to the touch, but unfortunstely this is not true. I almost dropped the mug when I picked it up as it was too hot. The Tea Spot should stick to creating great teas (which they do) and stay clear of the mug business.—Debra Fernandez