This innovative teapot / infuser releases infused tea directly into a drinking cup. Can be used for hot or iced tea. When tea is ready, simply place it atop a cup, (filled cup with ice for cold tea) and the valve at the bottom will release tea to flow down into your cup. A stainless steel filter retains all the leaves. This is the best infuser on the market. It holds up to 20 ounces, has an easy-grip handle, is great for travel and is BPA Free and Dishwasher Safe.