This is a really great cup. It is so much easier making loose leaf tea in this cup instead of using one of those round drop in balls. We use this product every night for tea, we like to chop up fresh ginger and lemons and add it to the tea mix, there's plenty of room to add that too. I also like the glass top, it keeps tea hot while steeping and then you use it to put the metal infusers into when tea is done. This is a great product and I highly recommend.