Most of the loose teas I have come across are superior to teabags and I have found a great supplier of wonderful loose teas. The problem is that I am often too *cough*lazy*cough* to reach for the loose teas.
So when I saw this, I had to have it (It helped that it was on sale as well). It is made by Swissmar and you can use it as a spoon to get the tea out of its container and to let it steep. Great!
The pretty glass mug is made by Bodum and I sadly own only one. Maybe on my next visit they will have them in stock again.