Now at first glance this cup looks really different. For my green tea made with loose tea leaves it is Very good. I wondered if the cup would leave a taste of plastic, but no it does not. The tea leaves stay in the cup, so I can add water and make a second and third cup easily. The cup is easy to clean and the tea leaves are also easy to dispose of. I am always on the look- out for products that help me to overcome health issues, and this is one for me.