I had this mug from another retailer for years and love how I can just throw my loose leaf tea in it, add hot water, and drink it with no fuss and no mess. I love it so much that when my original mug broke, I bought two more to replace it. It's easy to clean, and there's no strainer to remove and drip all over my desk. I do like my tea strongly brewed, so I enjoy that it steeps until I finish the last drop, and because it continues to brew, I don't need to use as much tea as I would with a regular cup and strainer. I also love the clear glass, because tea leaves are beautiful to watch as they swirl around the hot water and the color of the tea gradually darkens. I simply cannot recommend this mug enough!