I love my new Van Gogh fine china lidded tea mug that my son gave me for Mother's Day this year. Not only is it beautiful, it is quite serviceable.
The mug came with an infuser which allows me to steep my loose tea leaves in the mug, plus a lid to cover it while it steeps.
The infuser basket fits right inside the top of the mug. The lid has an opening that allows it to slip over the basket tab and completely cover the mug. The lid can be used with or without the basket inserted.
The basket could also easily accommodate a tea bag, but I was thrilled to be able to simply pour my loose leaf tea in the basket, pour water over it, put the lid on, and let it steep. It is nice to eliminate the need for a tea bag. I enjoy being able to purchase loose leaf tea blends that allow me to add or mix flavors as desired.
The mug and lid are made of fine bone china, therefore it is very lightweight even when it is filled with tea. The lid could also be inverted to use as a coaster.
Previously, I have always covered my tea mugs with a saucer while the tea steeps. It is wonderful to have a perfectly fitted matching lid with this beautiful tea mug, which I will, no doubt, use every day.
Van Gogh Designs on Fine China Tea Mugs
McIntosh Van Gogh Almond Blossom Fine Bone China (15 oz) Tea Mug with Lid and Infuser in Matching Gift Box The design on my mug is the Vincent Van Gogh "Almond Blossoms". Since blue is my favorite color, it was the perfect gift choice for me.
Thanks to Van Gogh's style, the Almond Blossoms painting looks a lot like my favorite flowering tree, the dogwood. Thus, when I look at the lovely blue mug with the ivory blossom tree, it all represents my "favorites" to me, especially since it was a gift from my favorite son. Okay, you got me! He is my only son, but he is still my favorite son in the whole world.
The mug, lid and basket are all dishwasher and microwave safe. I did wash them in the dishwasher before and after the first use without any issues. While I may choose to wash them by hand, it is nice to know they can be washed in the dishwasher.
The mug, lid and infuser set are available in several Van Gogh designs. Each comes in a matching gift box.
They are all lovely! I do believe my son has hit on a new collection
that he could add to each year for several years to come.
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