My mother ordered tea a while ago and sent me an email referral to check out their tea selection. Before ordering for myself I ordered my mom another cup and sent my MIL a cup with a tea chest. My MIL said the cup and tea were amazing so I decided to finally order one for myself. The cup has amazing detail and I love that it doesnt have a handle. I did not notice the steeping cups are ceramic. Warning when you have extremely hot tea in the cup it will cause the cup to be really hot. I wish Tea Forte had a way to prevent that from happening. Overall it is a great cup and excellent gift.