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Enjoy Drinking Loose Teas with a Libre Tea Mug (Giveaway ends 7/14/13)

 

Librea Tea Collection

Earlier today I posted about some loose teas I received to review. I am also giving away the loose tea flavors too. You can find the review/giveaway here.

I my post I mentioned that I never tried loose teas before because I didn’t have a tea ball or a way of preparing loose teas. That is until I received free to review a mug from Libre Tea. Libre Tea offers tea lovers a great way to enjoy their tea at home or on the go.

What is Libre Tea you might ask? Libre Tea is a tea glass that has a special glass interior, durable poly exterior and a removable tea filter that allows you to quickly and easily prepare (and enjoy!) loose teas.

Libre Tea glasses are BPA free and work well for any beverage.

The Libre Tea collection includes the 9 oz. original, 14 oz. large and 10 oz. mug.

Libre Tea

Here are some interesting facts about loose teas.

Loose leaf teas have a smaller environmental footprint than teabags – there is essentially no paper packaging for boxes or individual bags – and so much more flavor!

Loose tea can be re-steeped multiple times giving you more value for your money – green teas can be steeped 2-3 times, oolong often up to 5 times, even black tea can be steeped at least 2 times – making loose leaf tea very economical.

Loose tea contains more flavor and holds the flavor longer as the leaves are not crushed and broken unlike most tea bags that contain tea fannings and dust (cheapest grades of tea found at the bottom of the tea barrels).

That is pretty gross about the dust. I never knew that about tea bags before. Up until now I have always used tea bags. I grew up on tea bags. I’ve been using them all my life. Now that I know how much better loose teas are I am going to wean myself off tea bags and stick to loose teas.

To give you a better understanding as to what Libre Tea is and how to use it, check out this informative video.

 

Libre Tea is so easy to use. Simply add your favorite loose tea, pour in hot water, let it steep for the appropriate amount of time (check the tea packaging for steeping recommendations) and enjoy.

I received the 10 oz. mug to review.

It is really easy to use and works exactly like the large bottle shown in the video.

It does take a little getting used to as far as how much loose tea to use. I would recommend starting with a small amount (like a teaspoon) and work your way up to more if you find it’s not strong enough for you. Also, make sure if you are using a tea that needs to steep and then be removed that you remove it otherwise you’ll have tea so strong that you can’t drink it. Always be sure to carefully read the product label on the loose tea.

My daughter wanted to make some Tropical Passion Fruit herbal tea and put way too much in, plus she should have steeped it and removed it because the longer it sat in the water the stronger and undrinkable the tea became.

Libre Tea Mug

Lesson learned. Always read the label. 🙂

The mug is 10 oz. which is just the right amount of tea for any time of the day or night.

Being able to use loose teas opens up a whole new world to me. Now I can order some of the really unique and exotic loose teas and enjoy them at home or on the go.

Clean up is easy and the Libre Tea takes up on more room than a regular cup or mug.

This would make a fantastic gift for the tea lover in your life. Perhaps you can give them this in a basket full of an assortment of loose teas. That would make a great gift.

For more information about Libre Tea visit LibreTea.com. There you can also sign up for their newsletter.

You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Mug from Libre Tea

Libre Tea would like to give a lucky reader the same 10 oz. Libre Tea mug so that they can enjoy drinking loose tea anytime and on the go. Thank you Librea Tea!

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only and will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on July 14, 2013. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you want to win a Libre Tea?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly works with school aged children doing before/after school care. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Maureen says:

    What a great way to keep your tea yours. My husband and I both love tea.

  2. I would love to win because I drink a LOT of tea! This would be very helpful with my tea-to-go.

  3. Robin Wilson says:

    I would like to win this for my neighbor as a Christmas gift. I have heard her mention in the past that she would like one of these and she loves tea and I love her!

  4. Robin Wilson says:

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  5. Robin Wilson says:
  6. jeanette sheets says:

    i wouls like to win this for my sister so very bad she loves her tea all the time

  7. Michelle H. says:

    I would love this because I am trying to drink more tea.

  8. Bcteagirl says:

    I drink mostly loose teas unless I am at the office where I am reduced to bagged teas. Usually I have a setup for loose tea at the office, but I am only at this office for a few months. This looks like it could be a real solution@

  9. I love drinking loose leaf tea!

  10. Stacy Boland says:

    It would be great to have a way to take my loose tea with me!

  11. I would like this since I like loose tea.

  12. md kennedy says:

    I want to win because I am a huge tea drinker, but always use loose-leaf.tea. And I have wanted to try a Libe Tea mug fo so long!

  13. DorothyTeel says:

    I think I would love a Libre Tea mug because the taste of the tea would be fresh and I could try different flavors and different strengths to making my tea,

  14. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    My girlfriend has one and I love hers …. so does she. 🙂

  15. Rae Nelson says:

    I would love this because it makes the perfect amount and makes it easy to make one serving using loose tea. Love tea!

  16. Rae Nelson says:

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  17. I love drink loose tea. This mug would be perfect especially on those days after school while I am waiting for kids to get out of practice.

  18. I drink tea all day every day, and this would be something I would really get use out of!

  19. It would be great to be able to try loose teas and have a mug t go.

  20. Jennifer P - Vicki Furrin on r/copter says:

    I’d love to win this because I drink 2-4 cups of tea a day and I’d love to be able to switch to loose tea and still be able to have it be portable.

  21. Jennifer B says:

    I have been wanting to start drinking loose tea after reading about the chemicals in tea bags this mug seems like such a cool way to do that

  22. Jennifer P - Vicki Furrin on r/copter says:

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  23. Maryann D. says:

    My daughter and I drink a lot of tea. I would love to give this to my daughter to make loose tea.

  24. Daily Woman (Lacey) says:

    I would like to win because I like to make tea and drink it after dinner.

  25. M.Clark says:

    I drink green tea every day, this would be great to have.

  26. Robin Wilson says:
  27. We LOVE tea this would be awesome

  28. I drink a lot of tea.

  29. i would love to be able to use loose tea more often. thanks for sharing.

  30. Holly C says:

    I am a fairly new tea drinker and this looks like a must have item to enhance my tea drinking experience!

  31. Carolyn Colley says:

    It’s very cool and I would love to win it.

  32. I have a favourite green tea (loose) that I love to make, but is very fiddly to make only one cup. I would love to try it in the libre mug.

  33. Robin Wilson says:
  34. I’d like to bring this to work.

  35. Jessica H. says:

    Because I would love to start using loose leaf tea and this would be a great way to start doing that. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  36. Brutus Duffy says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time but don’t have the bucks to buy one right now.

  37. Anna Memphis says:

    I drink loose tea daily, and I’d love to add the Libre mug to my rota of tea accoutrements!

  38. I’d ldike to win because I like this new way of brewing loose teas!

  39. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d love this so that I can take healthy loose leaf brewed tea on the go.

  40. I like loose tea, but I’m always on the run and I do not have a good mug to drink loose tea on the run..so this would be most welcome and most awesome.

  41. Robin Wilson says:
  42. I would love to win this libre tea mug. I drink a lot of tea and this is such a neat way to enjoy more loose teas on the go. Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would like to win this awesome Libre Tea prize because tea is my very favorite beverage.

  44. I love sipping tea throughout the day. Great design, great product.!

  45. I am a full-time student and tea keeps me energized (I don’t drink coffee)– this would be great for breakfast tea on the go!

  46. I drink tea everyday and this would be perfect!

  47. Ashley C says:

    My mom drinks a lot of loose leaf tea would love this!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  48. I would like to win to share with my husband who loves some tea !

  49. I follow on Bloglovin’

  50. I’d love to win because there are some really good loose teas that I love but I have nothing good to brew them in at home so I only get them rarely when at the store.

  51. Vunda V says:

    id like to win this as a gift for my mother in law

  52. Sherrie C. says:

    I’d like to win because I love Tea both iced and hot and I really like using loose Tea for some reason, it just brews better and taste better to me 🙂

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

  53. Christian Alejandro says:

    I’d love to win because tea is too awesome! This makes it easier!

  54. I want to win cuz I love tea 🙂

  55. Steve Z says:

    My wife loves tea and I would love to get something like this for her.

  56. T.h.Ransom says:

    I am always on the go and it would be great to be able to take my tea with me!

  57. kathy dalton says:

    i have never drank loose teaand this is very interesting tome. Id love to try this

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