Saturday, November 10, 2012

Libre Tea Mug Sponsor Spotlight Review

I love the mugs from Libre Tea! So, when I contacted them to see if they would like to be in any of my Christmas events, they jumped right in! They sent me this awesome mug so that now hubby and I both have the same one and don't have to fight over it anymore! Besides the mug they also have a small (9 oz) glass and a large glass (14 oz). Isn't it awesome to know you have choices now on what size cups of tea you want to have. Below is what the top of the mugs and glasses look like. It gives it a touch of elegance, don't you think?

At the top of the glass is a diffuser built into the mug. You fill up the container with your hot water and you put your loose tea in the diffuser at the top. Then slowly turn the bottle upside down and let the tea seep and then turn back to original position and you have tea (hot or cold). The leaves stay in the filter or diffuser and the best part is the leaves can be used again so you don't waste any leaves!

I used an Earl Grey tea on this demonstration. As you can see I already have it made and you can see there are no leaves inside the mug. I had put in hot water but by the time I got ready to drink it, it had gone warm so I just added some ice and drank it as iced tea. But you can use it to make hot tea as well. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make the tea and to clean up the mug.

Sometimes, it is the cleaning up process that is what I don't like but all I did was empty the filter and used warm sudsy water and cleaned out the mug and it was ready to go again. The neat thing about Libre is that it can go with you because of the screw on top. You do not have to worry about spilling your tea. Like I said earlier, you can get the small glass and it will fit into your purse or lunch bag. You can have your tea anytime of day!

The reason behind Libre tea glasses is that it is better for our planet because loose leaf tea has a much smaller eco-footprint than teabags. Unlike ‘bagged’ tea, loose leaf tea is sold by weight, easy to dispose of and biodegradable. It also requires minimal packaging, unlike bagged tea, which requires significant packaging resources and generates considerably more waste with its bags, boxes and plastic wrappers.

I also did not know that loose leaf tea is sold by weight, only two to three grams are required for every cup, making it much more cost-effective than pre-packaged teabags. So, it makes good sense to take your Libre glass wherever you go and by doing so, you are helping our environment. The less mess we produce the less impact on our planet.

Also, did you know that the caffeine content in tea is released in the body at about half the rate of coffee! The absence of a ‘strong jolt’ means that tea is less taxing on the nervous system. The caffeine in tea produces a gradual increase in alertness over a few hours, as opposed to the ‘crash’ that often occurs after coffee consumption.

Here is what I found out on the About Us page:
Thanks for being curious! Libre tea glasses are brought to you by Energetic Marketing – we are committed to sustainable people and planet practices, excellent customer service and engaging tea moments ‘for all to enjoy and relax with’.

My journey began in 2006, when I visited China and enjoyed many tea tastings. I traveled to many gardens and temples and loved all the opportunities for tea moments.

Tea, for me, is symbolic of an ancient ritual celebrating the secular as sacred. It is a space to take a breath, reconnect with oneself and the world. It is a time to stop to enjoy life, people and the planet and remembering the joys that life has to offer.
Connect with Libre Tea several ways:

Mailing Address:
1304 – 400 Gower Point Rd
Gibsons, BC, Canada
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Libre Tea has been so gracious as to offer the winner of my Christmas Gifts for Kids that starts on November 12 and ends on the 22nd their very own Libre Mug!  Thanks Libre Tea! Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Amanda Rauch said...

One of my coworkers has one of these and I always wondered about it. Thanks for the review!

Gina Brickell said...

What a great concept! I love the fact that people are making things to help the future of our planet. I'm not a big tea drinker, but love the idea they have put together with this!

Allison Downes said...

I really want one of these! love that its great for our planet, Im all about being eco friendly, Thanks for sharing!

Katherine said...

Great idea!!

Jennifer McCann said...

I am a big fan of tea and of course coffee but this looks so convenient!