We're very happy with this teacup and saucer set. It's actually melamine, not plastic, so it's dishwasher safe for top-rack. The tidy pattern on each piece promises to remain on long term, the items are of thin not clunky material so it feels like and almost sounds like real porcelain. We bought it as a prop but I venture to say it would be quite suitable for actual use with hot liquids. Very happy with it indeed!