I purchased this mug as a gift for a wonderful friend for her 40th birthday. She is a true tea lover and this cup was even more perfect because the theme of her party was 40 shades of pink. She called me the day after the party to share how much she loved the mug and how perfect it was. Just the reaction I was hoping for. It made my heart smile. And the the service from Ven & Rose was top notch. I'll be ordering more in the future.