I love it because it enables me to make a small amount of tea rather than a large pot. I am the only loose leaf tea drinker in my house so it is unreasonable to make more than I can drink. I’ve used it to brew most types of tea and have had success with each and every one. I particularly like it for green tea. It has been tricky figuring out a pouring technique that minimizes spills and burned fingers. This a problem endemic to all gaiwans and beginners like myself. I am looking forward to a lot more cups of tea brewed and shared with the help of this gaiwan.