This is the second tea for one set I've owned. I like the size and feel, but the tea set breaks too easily. We have not put it in the dishwasher nor microwave. We wash and dry it by hand. That is how it keeps getting broken. The tea cup broke while washing it by hand. About a year later we dropped the lid which broke into 3 pieces while drying it. For as much money as this tea set costs, it seems like it should be sturdier. I use it regularly, maybe 3 times a week. I really like the size of the cup and the tea pot. The tea pot keeps my tea warm for an hour or more. The tea cup is a bit larger than most other tea cups. I like that. Hopefully this second set will hold up better.