The Magisso Teacup has a triangle bottom which makes it easy to adjust the strength of tea depending on your taste without making a mess. Tilt the Magisso Teacup so that the filter side of the cup is lower. Then place tea leaves into the filter, pour hot water until leaves are covered and let it steep for a while. By tilting the Magisso Teacup the other way, tea doesn't get any stronger. Now tea is ready to be enjoyed while leaves in the strainer spread their natural fragrance.