This is my first tea infuser. I never have needed one because its always been tea bags I buy. But after getting this for a promotion in exchange for my honest opinion of it, I now found something new in my life. I am really going to love my new found teas and can now experiment with a variety and plan on ordering mutiple loose teas and use this great new product I have. Its nicely designed and easy to use. Its handle is a soft silcone that seems its going to be long lasting. The tea goes in the larger sized metal bottom which fits tightly on the silcone top. The leaf design handle is cute and this is very creative. It came with a matching red silcone tray that fits nicely beneath the infuser to catch drips while enjoying the warmed freshly made tea.