I just wanted to add a photo I recently decided to take while enjoying a quick drink before bed of cold-brewed (to keep caffienne extraction as low as possible to avoid sleep issues) Sencha Karigane. This Tatami is about 2 months away from being a full 2 years old and I'm really shocked at the great condition it is still in, especially because I use my set nearly everyday and often several times each day and night. I'm amazed at how well these resist staining from the green in the very many Teas I have either dripped on them, or outright just soaked them in during an accidental large spill! It may not still look in perfect (new) condition but it still works like perfectly new. These REALLY, seriously last! They say, "a picture is worth a thousand words," and I agree.