Libre Tea Glass ‘N Poly Mug

Libre Tea’s Glass’N Poly Mug

Libre Tea 

Reviewed by: Nicole

 

Note:  Libre Tea graciously supplied me with one Libre Glass n’ Poly Large for review.  No other compensation was received.  The review in this post is honest and my own.

 

Gift Guide Age Recommendation:­  10+

 

Review

My love affair with tea started the summer between 8th grade and 9th grade.  I remember my first cup of Earl Grey.  It was hot outside and I was sitting on a patio at my favorite restaurant with my dad.  The owner, with whom we were friends, came by with a box of teas they had just gotten in from England.  He offered me a cup.  I accepted.  I’ve had many, many cups of tea and many varieties since then.  But, I remember the porcelain cup and the conversation.

 

When I got to sample the Libre Glass n’ Poly I was immediately excited.  My son, who is two, has destroyed almost every tea infuser I had.  He’s been able to reach the drawers in my kitchen for quite a while and has a thing for anything ball shaped.  The idea of brewing my tea IN my cup, being able to reuse the leaves for a second cup, and having easy clean up was exciting.

 

According to Libre’s website, you can use their mugs 3 ways.  You can read the How-To and watch a video on their Website.

 

My usual cup of tea is a dark tea with a limited steep time.  Typically a nice Earl Grey or a cup of Black Caramel.  Their directions are simple:

 

Fill the mug with hot water, attach strainer, add tea, close lid, invert and steep.

Libre Tea Brewing

Then you remove the lid and strainer combo to have a cup of tea.

Libre Tea to Dump

You can discard the leaves or reuse them for another cup.

Libre Tea Components

The mug works great!  I’ve taken it with me to yoga, while driving around town running errands, and at my desk working on blog posts.  Best of all, my son has shown ZERO interest in destroying my new favorite tea mug.

Who would like this gift?

This would be a great gift for any tea drinker:  your child’s favorite teacher, that co-worker who makes showing up on snowy days not quite as bad, your yoga teacher, your high school or college age student on-the-go, etc.   The size would work for a stocking stuffer.  For Mom, Dad, or any close relative, I would recommend this item be paired with some nice loose leaf teas… some of those “blooming teas” would be amazing with this since you can watch them bloom through the clear mug.

 Where to Buy

You can purchase a Large for $29, an Original for $24, or a Mug for $29 by visiting Libre.

 

Libre Glass ‘n Polly Travel Mug

Libre Glass ‘n Polly Travel Mug

 

Gift Guide Age Recommendation:­  14+

 

Watch our Make Life Special YouTube Video Review and see how to use the Libre Tea Mug:  Libre Tea Mug

Review

I love to drink tea.  And, I’m a mom on the go.  This usually poses a problem for me.  Most of my teas are loose leaf.  You can’t just toss in a scoop of tea, pour water over it and go.  Until now, that is.  Libre mugs take the need for an infuser out of the tea making process.   Libre’s tea mug has a built in filter so you can enjoy loose teas without getting leaves in your mouth.  I love it!   Another wonderful benefit of the Libre travel mug is that it has a glass interior, for fresh taste, and a durable polycarbonate exterior for ‘on the go’ practicality.  The double layer also means that the outside is safe to touch (great if little hands are around).  The stainless steel tea filter is surrounded by a BPA free polypropylene as is the lid interior.  Given all the bad press (and side effects) caused by BPA, it’s nice to not have to worry.  Oh!  And, having read the Teatulia interview, I love that this mug is clear!  I can enjoy watching the agony of the leaves as my tea steeps!  It really is quite relaxing…

 

The Libre mug can be used two ways.  You can steep tea in the glass and drink through the filter mouth piece.  This is fantastic for herbal blends where steeping for a long period of time doesn’t make it too strong or mess up the flavor.  You can also put the loose tea on top of the filter then pour water over it into the tea glass.  After you screw on the lid you can flip the Libre mug upside down to let the tea infuse into the hot water.  When you are done steeping the tea, flip the mug right side up and unscrew the filter piece.  The lid will then screw into the mug sans filter (and loose tea).

 

 

Libre’s Travel Mug, Tea Glass or Large Glass would be a wonderful gift for the student, commuter, busy executive, mom on the go, traveler or tea enthusiast in your life.  You might even want to buy one for yourself!

 

Where to Buy

 

If there isn’t a local retailer near you, you can always buy online thru their Libre Tea  Store  or Amazon

 

Reviewed by: Nicole

 

Note:  On the Horizon Communications supplied me with one Libre Glass ‘n Poly Mug for review.  No other compensation was received.  The review in this post is honest and my own.

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