One of the best gifts I received this Christmas involved tea, no surprise there. I have a dear friend who knows this and gifted me with a great Brew Cup. Insulated and lidded, this one steeps a great cuppa and keeps it warm for about 30 minutes or so. This is important to me because I tend to sip, cover and sip and cover while working. The basket has a little lip to easily lift out the leaves when steeping has finished. She added my favorite Darjeeling and I am in tea time heaven. Now part of my daily ritual, this tea cup is perfect for the Sewist!