Where to Buy: Libre Tea
New! Libre glass ‘n poly mug – enjoy loose leaf tea while on the go, now with as easy hold handle!
The Libre glass ’n poly has a health-conscious glass interior for fresh taste and a durable polycarbonate exterior for ‘on the go’ durability. The stainless steel tea filter is surrounded by BPA free polypropylene as is the lid interior. Can be used 2 ways to brew and travel with loose leaf tea.
I really like my new mug from Libre Tea! The inner lining is made of glass, and because there is a double wall (inside wall of glass, outside wall of polycarbonate), the outside never gets too hot to handle. And did I mention that this mug has a handle? This mug makes loose leaf tea-to-go easy! It also makes a perfect device to steep blooming teas!
There are two ways this mug can be used to steep tea – the first is simply to put tea into the main chamber, add the hot/boiling water, and then screw on the strainer lid. After the tea has steeped, simply sip the tea through the strainer. I find that this method works best for tisanes: teas that won’t grow bitter as they continue to steep. My favorites using this steeping & sipping method are flavored honeybush blends and yerba maté.
The second way to steep tea with this mug is to screw the strainer lid onto the mug before you add the loose leaf tea, and then add the loose leaf into the strainer lid. Pour in the hot/boiling water, screw on the top lid securely, and then carefully turn the mug upside down to allow the water to infuse into the tea leaves in the strainer lid. Once the tea is finished steeping, carefullly turn the mug back over, and unscrew the lids. The spent leaves will remain in the straining chamber so that the tea does not over-steep. This second method works best for green teas and black teas, or any tea that you don’t want to continue to steep. (Such as hibiscus-laden teas!)
When using this second method, I recommend using some caution. The first time I attempted it, the tea leaked out of the screw top because I failed to screw the lid on securely. Be sure to screw the lid on securely – making sure to line up the threads properly. I also recommend placing the mug on a dishtowel … just in case! Since that first time I used the second method to steep, I have had several successful steeps using the same method, so it really was user-error, not product error! So, do take some care to avoid this mishap, and you should be fine!
I have owned a similar type glass for several years now, and I must note some significant differences between the original glass and the new mug. First of all, this mug has a handle. (That one was pretty obvious, huh?) More importantly, at least for this tea enthusiast, is the finer mesh on the strainer lid. This fine mesh works well with chai teas, keeping the fine-ground spices out of the liquor! It also works well with rooibos.
I like this new mug very much, and I highly recommend it. It makes tea brewing on the go so easy, I no longer have an excuse to stop at the coffee house and buy a cup of tea there for $3.00 a cup!
Buy From: Jar of Tea
That perfect caffeine free lemonade tea with organic green rooibos, organic lemon grass, organic lemon peel, organic lemon myrtle, organic calendula, and organic flavoring. Perfect over ice!
Ingredients: organic green rooibos, organic lemon grass, organic lemon peel, organic lemon myrtle, organic calendula, and organic flavoring.
Jar is 5 inches tall by 3 inches in diameter.
There is approx 3.4 ounces of tea in the jar which makes over 68 cups of tea.
Use 1 teaspoon per cup.
There are many ways to use loose leaf tea.
1. In a teaball
2. In a french press
3. In a pot and use a hand strainer when pouring into cup
4. In a loose leaf tea bag
5. Pour over a coffee filter. The only mission is to strain the leaf from the water before serving. It’s that simple!
Rooibos is a hardy leaf and is usually brewed in a full boil, however, due to the herbs in this blend, it is best brewed about 190-200 degrees. Depending on strength desired, you can steep anywhere from a few seconds to a couple mins. Rooibos is naturally sweet and usually does not need sweetener. However, Rooibos is excellent with milk, cream and a little honey!
Each Jar of Tea is blended and packaged in a real store, not a home kitchen! If your ever in the area, stop by Park Hill Pantry which is located at 3718 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116. If you have any questions, call us at 866-950-AURA between 11am-7pm central time Tues-Fri and 11am-5pm on Saturday.
Yesterday I tried LEMONADE from Jar of Tea and LOVED it.
I know I am getting straight to the point with this review and not building up to my conclusion like I usually try to do but this Flavored Green Rooibos gets straight to the point as well – so it’s only fitting.
If you like LEMON you will like this tisane. If you like LEMONADE please TRY this flavored green rooibos!
The green rooibos background seems to fit the bill with the other lemony flavors here and it makes for an awesomely sweet lemonade taste. I’m sure this would be wonderful iced but let’s just say it didn’t make it that far. It was so yummy it didn’t stay in the cup long.
I will say I LOVE the way the way the jars and labels are decorated from Jar of Tea (even if some tea lovers argue glass isn’t their preferred way of storing or the safest long term storage method). But if you are a fan of different label and packaging or giving as a gift or have a cool/dry/dark place to display this jar – or if you are like me and don’t think it will last very long on your shelf because it’s so darned yummy you can’t resist it – you are going to want to check this one out!
Jar of Tea’s website is lovely and their customer service is top-notch! They have a creative selection of tea and tisanes and for that I am truly thankful.