When you first get the ceramic mug You can see the through some writing on the front of the mug but you can’t clearly really see it because it’s dark in color. It’s only when you add hot liquid to the mug does the writing start to appear from the bottom going up. It brings a smile to your face as you watch the colors change. I would recommend that you hand wash this month to preserve the illumination of the words on the side of the mug.
It can hold about 14 ounces which is a great deal of liquid. I got this with a tea infuser and as well as some loose tea as a set. I have used it several times and absolutely just love it.. The handle is larger than most coffee mug and you can definitely put at least three fingers through the handle so you can get a good grip on the coffee mug see you don’t worry about dropping it or tipping it over.