I have always had a love for tea! I can remember when I was four years old at my Nanny’s house being offered my first cup of tea. We had a morning ritual, whereby we wake up early, have a cup of tea (mine more milk then tea!) and read the morning paper together before everyone else in the house woke up! It is a routine I still treasure to this day (but I’ve upgrade to email!)
Warm Fuzzies with Tea
Tea has always felt like a comfort item to me. If I was sick, cold, tired or upset, a cup of tea was always the perfect solution. Tea was always my number one hot drink until I enter University and motherhood. Then I relied on the caffeine fix of coffee to me through the days. My love for tea fell by the way side and my coffee addiction grew out of hand. A few years ago, my DS6 dared me to give up coffee for Lent. I was terrified that I would not be able to survive the day without my daily cup of coffee, but determined to set a good example for my son. DS6 said that even though I gave up coffee, I was still allowed to drink tea.
My love affair with loose leaf teas began! I love the flavour and the fragrance that was produced with every cup! It was relaxing, soothing and very falvourful. My only problem was that I hated having bits floating in my tea. It took away the pleasure of drinking it. I tried everything. Tea balls would bounce around and when I took my last sip would hit me in the face, tea bags where cumbersome to use and did the same thing, and sifting my tea was time consuming. Since I’m a busy mom on the go, I was looking for a product that would allow me to take my loose leaf tea with me!
What is Libre Tea Glass?
Libre tea glasses are the perfect “on the go” solution for loose leaf tea. These leak resistant thermal containers consist of a glass interior and a durable poly carbonate exterior. They come in Original (9 oz), Large (14 oz) or Mug (10 0z) sizes and fit easily in purses, backpacks, and car cup holders without spilling!
The Libre glass ‘n poly styles feature:
– A health conscious design that keeps the tea hot, but the outside cool to the touch
– Environmentally friendly product that can be reused over and over again!
– A Removable stainless steel filter for easy cleaning
– A product that separates the loose leaf tea from your mouth
– A BPA-free product
How does it work?
There are two different ways to use the Libre Tea Glass:
1. STRONG TEA I love my tea strong. I make it in the early morning before work and slowly drink it until lunch hour. I love how the flavour grows and strengthens over time. I also love how the tea leaves floating in the water provides a relaxing water feature at my station. If you love strong tea, then you boil the water and add the loose leaf tea to the water, screw on the filter and lid.
2. WEAK TEA: If you want to make loose leaf tea the way it is directed on the box, there are certain guidelines you must follow to achieve the perfect cup of tea.
-White tea – cook at 80 C for 2-3 mins
-Green tea – cook at 80 C for 2-3 mins
-Oolong Tea – cook at 90 C for 3-4 mins
-Black tea – cook at 100 C for 3-4 mins
-Rooibos/fruit blends – 100 C for 6-8 mins
In order to achieve this, fill the cup with boiling water. When it achieves the correct temperature, screw on the filter, add your loose leaf tea, and screw on the lid. Then flip the tea upside down for the specified cooking time. When the time is up, remove the filter rinse and drink your tea leaf free tea!
I am in love with this product! I tested the Original libre tea glass and was thrilled that it did everything it claimed to do. I can easily drink my loose leaf tea without getting a mouthful of tea leaves. It’s safe to drink around my 3 active children without worrying about my tea spilling or my children getting burnt from hot glasses. Best of all it fits in my purse, diaper bag, stroller and car cup holders without spilling! I don’t know if anyone has tried to go for a walk with a Timmy’s take out coffee cup. Every bump in the side walk causes a spillage all over me, the stroller and anything I’m carrying in the undercarriage. With the Libre tea glass, I can screw on the lid and go without worrying! The price is only $22, which is amazing for the quality of the product, functionality of the product and superb service from the company!
I’m so excited to offer one 1heart1family the chance to win their own Original Libre tea glass! Enter below!
#Win one 9 oz Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass
Giveaways can be open to USA and Canada
Ends March 6, 2013
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.