Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Libre Mug Sponsor Spotlight Review

I think everyone knows by now how much I love the Libre Tea products and when they agreed to be in one of my Green Earth Day Events again this year, I was excited because I knew one of you would also get to see why this company has such great mugs and glasses to use in your loose tea preparations. I will be giving away one of their Libre Tea Mugs this time.

I was sent the Libre Tea Mug to try and just so that you know they do have a small (9 oz) one and a large glass (14 oz) so you have choices now on what size cups of tea you want to have. I love my Libre Tea Mug! I have been using mine for quite awhile now and love it just as much as I did the first time I used it.

Just so you know, I have the large glass and the small glass and I would be hard pressed to tell you which one I like the best but I will admit for me, either the small glass or the mug are ideal for the amount of tea that I drink. If you consume it all the time, then the large glass would probably work best for you.

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.

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.

I’ve posted some of my tea moments on Flickr at Libre Tea. I hope you’ll join in and share yours. Inspiring tea moments is my mission – I welcome any comments or ideas and value your input to give these tea moments shape and meaning.
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Libre Tea will be giving the winners of my Keeping Cool in the Sun Giveaway Hop that starts on July 16th and ends on the 30th, their very own Libre Mug!  Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary 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.


Kelly OMalley said...

This is such a cool product. I drink a lot of loose leaf tea and prefer to only drink in glass. This is the best of both worlds for me :) Glad you reviewed it.

wcaligirl said...

I've been wanting to try this product thanks for sharing.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

I want to start drinking more loose leaf tea. This looks like an excellent way of using loose leaf, too.

rochelle said...

never tried this but would love too

Dorothy Teel said...

Your review of Libre tea was thorough and I like the idea of loose tea and a special glass for it, I have used loose tea in the past and it is easier to get the strength of tea than you enjoy, thank you for working with Libre, wonderful product.

Jennifer Hiles said...

I just love the idea of a diffuser built into the top of the mug. What a fantastic idea. I love Libre tea. I'd say it's probably my favorite.