These cups are simply excellent. Fourteen ounces is a very convenient portion. The ceramic keeps the liquid warm for a long time. The handle is large and the weight is balanced. The no-drip lip is a big plus. Most of all, they are microwave and dishwasher safe. In a phrase, they are elegantly useful. We owned a set of these for a while. Although we have every other kind of cup from bone China, to Japanese porcelain, to ****** to *********, we and our guests always preferred these mugs for hot beverages. When our kids asked us to give them ours, we searched high and low to find more. Finally, I found them here, so we bought a set of each color. My only criticism is aimed at the manufacturer for failing to realize it has an exceptional product that deserves far more aggressive marketing. My only advise is to refrain from dropping these (or any other) mugs on a porcelain tiled floor. The floor always wins.