Beauty and function are auspiciously fused in this exquisite and easy-to-use design. A stainless steel infuser produces tea unsurpassed in clarity and flavor. The body is made of sturdy (tempered) glass, and rests beautifully on a wooden stand, a very nice juxtaposition. A candle below enhances the presentation, and alights the tea with a gorgeous glow. It also keeps the tea warm. This combination of wood, glass and fire is an awe-inspiring work of art. Hope you agree - it may easily be the world's most beautiful tea pot. Dishwasher safe.