Thursday, April 21, 2011

Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass Giveaway

It's always fun to find a new tea product to try, but it's even more fun when a tea vendor offers to send me a sample and also provide one for a giveaway. So today, I'm happy to tell you about the new Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass I just received and the unique way it works -- and if you agree perhaps you'd like to win one!

The stainless steel metal filter screws on to the top of the glass and can serve as a strainer for the tea leaves. You're sipping from the rim around the strainer, so no leaf actually reaches you. Nice!


I first tried it using one of the Ming Mei green tea samples Libre sent. I poured the leaves directly into the glass and added hot water.

It made a mild, pleasant tasting green tea with a slightly vegetal taste and no astringency, which makes this a good green tea in my book. I kept the tea in the glass and then poured more water through the filter to re-steep the leaves. Of course, this could be a problem if you don't drink your tea fast enough and it oversteeps, right?

Fortunately, the Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass can be used another way as well. This time I filled the glass with hot water first, then placed some of my Emperor's Bride black tea in the filter, screwed on the lid, and then ...

turned the glass upside down. When the tea was finished steeping I turned it right side up, removed the filter lid and was able to sip out of the glass. According to the company, the Libre tea glasses "are thermal and have a glass interior, a durable poly exterior and removable tea filter." Also, all the tea glasses are BPA free. If you'd like to see a video of someone making tea using these two different steeping methods, click here.

And if you'd like to win your own Libre Tea Glass (a large one!) and sample of tea, just leave a comment to this post anytime between now and Monday at 7 a.m. EST and later that morning I'll let you know who's won. Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. Oh now that sounds neat. I would love to win one. Please enter me in your drawing.

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  2. I've seen these in tea stores and wondered about leaving the leaves in for an extended time. I like the second way of brewing best I think

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  3. What a fun glass....and functional too.
    Would love to win it. Thanks

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  4. That is an interesting and smart looking gadget. It's nice that you can brew two ways in this tea glass.

    The Ming Mei tea sounds good.

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  5. WOW! what a great idea! Please enter me in the draw to win it...

    I have some tea roses that would also look fabulous in that glass.

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  6. OH! I was just going to post about mine! I got one from Murchie's Teas in Victoria, B.C. at the Victoria Tea Festival and just love it! A great gift! I use mine every day.
    Ruth

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  7. Angela, please enter me to win the tea glass. I was thinking that it would great to use at work or to pack in a carry-on bag for travel. I want one!

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  8. What will they think of next!?

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  9. This is awesome! Would love to win one. Thanks for having such a great contest!

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  10. I love it - sounds like a wonderful way to get a glass of tea on the run! I definitly could use it! Cindy Hennes

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  11. I would love to win one of these.

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  12. I have seen these tea glasses in Vancouver and they look amazing. It's good to hear a positive review.

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  13. Sorry... I forgot to ask to be signed up for the contest. Sign me up! Thanks :)

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  14. That's a neat idea, I'm glad to see the two different ways of brewing. Thanks!

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  15. Neat post today, Angela! The tea sounds delicious and I like the design of the cup.

    Thanks for your review & hope you have a great day, Joanie

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  16. What a cool idea. Would love to try it.

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  17. Very cool. I'll have to tell my daughter about how you brewed the second time. She has one of these and I don't think she knows you can do it 2 ways! Thanks Angela and put me in please.

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  18. This looks similar to the Nissan Thermos that I love (and is on it's last leg). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. Love it! How interesting that the inside is glass. I would have guessed the whole thing to be a poly material.

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  20. That's an interesting tea gadget! Of course I would like to wind your giveaway!

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  21. the turning it upside down is cool! I'd like to win one--thanks.

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  22. I would love to win this as I am a tea-o-holic :)

    If I win and you cannot ship to Finland I can nominate a dear friend to receive it instead. Please advise.

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  23. This looks like fun (besides being a good idea)! I love gadgets ... especially if they are tea related. Thanks for the chance!

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  24. What a fantastic idea--I'd love to win one of these!

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  25. This is very claver looking. I like glass and able to see tea color.

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  26. May Canadians enter? This looks like it would be a great way to take tea along when I'm on the go in the morning.

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  27. What a great idea...another nice way to enjoy a good drink of tea!

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  28. What a neat idea, having your own personal loose tea strainer.
    Judith

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  29. We could really use this one! We're pretty much confined to our lovely teapot hear at home if we want some of our loose tea. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  30. This looks like something my dh would really love. He drinks a lot of loose tea.

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  31. Now that is one awesome idea! Who knew?! I would love to be the lucky winner:)

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  32. Please enter me! Have a blessed Easter!

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  33. Holy Most Amount of Fun! I just moved and think a tea party would be the perfect way to start making some friends! Thanks for your ideas! I would love to win the brewer glass, please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

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  34. This looks neat! I'd enjoy trying it!

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  35. Leaving a comment, looks interesting!

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