Tilt the infuser and rest the v-shaped clip on the mug. Tea drains in minutes without holding the infuser. The lid serves as a small dish for loose tea leaves/tea bags, and doubles as an infuser holder when upturned. The silicone rim insulates heat and makes the infuser comfortable to touch. The extra-fine, stainless steel, mesh infuser provides excellent water flow and plenty of room for tea leaves to expand and brew!