A couple months ago, I found myself drooling over a tea mug owned by a fellow tea blogger and aficionado. Chris Giddings also known as the Tea-Guy could not stop singing the praises about his new Libre Glass. I knew then that I needed to try one!
Is it possible to steep and enjoy quality loose leaf tea while on the go? Or should I say, is it possible to easily steep and enjoy quality loose leaf tea while on the go mess free? The Libre Glass makes that promise. After making numerous cups of tea using the Libre Glass, I was convinced.
Using the Libre Glass is simple. The first option is to place loose leaf tea leaves in the body of the glass, add water, twist on the double lids and steep. The first inner lid contains a removable stainless steel filter, the second outer lid is beautifully adorned and holds in steam during the steeping process. When the tea is ready to sip, simply remove the second lid and drink directly from the Libre Glass or pour its contents into your tea-cup or mug of choice. Either way, the stainless steel filter does a great job containing the tea leaves within the mug. If using the second option, pour water into the body of the glass and twist on the inner lid. Place loose leaf tea leaves in the stainless steel filter, twist on the second outer lid and invert to begin the steeping process. When the tea is ready to sip simply turn the Libre Glass right-side-up, remove the double lids and enjoy either directly from the Glass or pour the liquor into your tea-cup or mug of choice.
So what do I like about this product? First the Libre Glass is produced in two versions – glass’n glass or glass’n poly. I own the glass’n poly version which has a durable polycarbonate exterior and glass interior. No matter how hot the water, the exterior of the glass remains comfortable to the touch. The glass’n poly model is 7.5 inches in height and 2.5 inches in diameter and holds approximately 9oz. or 260 mL. The size is perfect for transporting tea wherever I go and is easily placed in my purse, computer bag or gym bag. What do I love the most? The ability to easily steep my loose leaf tea no matter where I go without the hassle of carrying around tea, a mug, and separate infuser. Of all the things I love about the Libre Glass, there is one problem. My preferred steeping method is the inversion process, however, I found that the lid has a slow leak. Even though I twist the lid on tightly, it is difficult to ascertain if the lid is on tight enough. I get it right about 50% of the time.
Overall, the Libre Glass is a great product for the price. For $24 I have a tea mug and infuser all in one – considering I have paid $15 for an infuser alone. I love the portability of the product and the ease of use. When at home, I use the inversion process, but when out, I place the tea leaves directly in the body of the glass – I’d rather not take a chance with the lid possibly leaking.
If you own a Libre Glass, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy tea drinking!
Libre Glass Demonstration (compliments of Libre):