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9.0 oz Thermal Double Walled Glass and Polycarbonate Water Bottle with Stainless Steel Tea Filter by Libre
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9.0 oz Thermal Double Walled Glass and Polycarbonate Water Bottle with Stainless Steel Tea Filter by Libre 1019785

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9.0 oz Thermal Double Walled Glass and Polycarbonate Water Bottle with Stainless Steel Tea Filter by Libre
$24.95
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$24.95
Highlights
Why It Gets Our Seal of Approval
  • All-in-one tea infuser & travel mug
  • Built-in stainless steel mesh filter makes loose-leaf tea without wasteful bags
  • BPA-free, lead-free glass interior
  • Durable polycarbonate exterior
  • Double-wall construction keeps beverages hot for an hour
  • No chemical leaching and no metallic taste
  • Safe for hot & cold drinks
  • Wide mouth for easy cleaning

The Libre double-walled glass and polycarbonate bottle is a stylish way to take loose-leaf tea on-the-go, without wasteful paper cups or paper tea bags. Ideal for both hot and cold drinks, the wide mouth accommodates ice cubes and makes clean-up easy. The durable polycarbonate exterior withstands daily use, while the naturally BPA-free glass interior provides fresh-tasting water and tea without flavor transfer. Just like a regular drinking glass! Plus, the built-in stainless steel tea filter allows you to brew hot tea or to steep herbs in your water two different ways.

Also available in a 14 oz size and a 9.5 oz mug
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Dimensions
8" x 2.75" (including cap)
Volume: 9 fl. oz.

Design & Functionality
Ornately decorated, Libre polycarbonate and glass beverage bottles are a smart way to enjoy hot tea without the waste of paper cups and tea bags. The lightweight exterior is more durable than an all-glass version, making it ideal for travel as well as home and office use. These wide-mouth bottles can be used for hot or cold drinks, and the double-wall insulation helps keep beverages at the ideal temperature. The roomy interior of the Libre glass bottle gives tea plenty of room to steep in hot water, and the stainless steel filter allows tea to pass through without allowing leaves to escape. Plus, you can re-steep high-quality teas several times, creating less waste and saving money.

Brew tea two ways:

Method One:
  1. Remove lid and tea filter, add 2-3 grams (1 teaspoon) of loose-leaf tea into glass
  2. Replace filter, add hot water, let tea steep 3-5 minutes
  3. Sip your tea from your tea glass and add lid for 'on the go,' or pour into tea cup at home

Method Two (for teas with limited steep times):
  1. Remove lid and filter, carefully add hot water to below rim of tea glass
  2. Twist on filter securely, add 2-3 grams (1 teaspoon) of loose-leaf tea on top of filter
  3. Wait 2-3 minutes prior to twisting on lid so steam pressure does not force a leak upon inverting
  4. After a brief cool down period, twist on lid securely
  5. Slowly turn upside-down to steep tea
  6. Twist off lid and filter together
  7. Drink tea from tea glass (Note: Spent tea leaves remain in the filter and can be reused)

Materials
Interior made of FDA-approved glass. Exterior is lightweight, durable polycarbonate #7. Filter is 18/8 stainless steel and BPA-free polypropylene #5. Cap is BPA-free #5 polypropylene.

Sustainability
Using a reusable bottle helps replace wasteful use-and-toss, single-serving paper cups and paper tea bags, while saving money in the process. Reusing durable glass bottles helps you consume less over time. Bottle is 100% recyclable.

About Libre
Inspired by a trip to China, Libre founder Wendy Weir developed the tea glass as a means to inspire "tea moments" no matter the time or location. Tea has a rich culture in China, with ancient associations of quieting the mind, enjoying friends and as a refuge for the spirit and soul. She noticed that almost everyone had loose-leaf tea with them - the bus drivers, the office and construction workers, moms, dads and grandparents - everyone drank tea all the time! Wendy was advised that for good health, one drank tea all day - green tea is for morning, red tea for afternoon and pu'er for the evening. After purchasing a loose-leaf tea container in Changsha, the idea for Libre tea glasses was born.

Care Instructions
Clean before first use with soap and warm water. Hand wash.

Tips
  • The Libre tea polycarbonate and glass is thermal because it is double walled - so hot tea stays hot and cold tea stays cold.
  • The lid will fit directly into the tea glass if you choose to omit the filter connector after steeping. Or, use it with just the lid for any of your favorite beverages.
  • If you experience leaking, check to ensure that rubber seals are in place in both the filter connector and the lid. Also, ensure that there are no tea leaves on the threads where the pieces twist together and that these surfaces are dry - tea bits and water bubbles can compromise the seal.

Country of Origin
Responsibly made in China

Libre Product Name and Number
Libre Glass n' Poly
Reviews
4.0
4.0 (based on 13 customer reviews)
By annie b
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12/31/2011 12:24:00 PM
5.0 great tea product!

Comments about Product:

Lovely & practical! Accommodates both loose leaf and bagged teas. I am buying more for gifts!
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By brenda h
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8/26/2011 8:37:00 AM
1.0 Ill fitting lid spirts hot water

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The threads fit poorly and it takes many attempts to get the lid to screw on properly, and even then you really can't be sure, until you tip it ans see whether or not it will spew boiling water at you or not. I have given up trying to use it. Great concept, poor product.
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By Audry D
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3/8/2011 9:22:00 AM
2.0 luke warm

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While I love the idea of this product, I haven't been as pleased with it as I had hoped. First of all, it's much smaller than I realized (this is my fault for not paying close enough attention to the size), but that's not my biggest let down. The bottles is designed with a glass interior wall, which is encapsulated by a plastic exterior. Where the two parts meet, there is a groove that liquid collects in a bit. If you were just drinking straight tea or water, then I wouldn't worry about this groove, but I like to drink tea with honey and juice out of my bottle. With water bottles I've had in the past, an area like this almost always ends up getting moldy, since you it's almost impossible to get in there and thoroughly clean it. Also, the bottle isn't holding up as well as I hoped. I've had this product for three weeks and I already have lots of scratches on the clear, outside plastic. I also already managed to put a big dent in the top edge of the cap, just from carrying it around in my bag. I don't think I'd recommend this product. I wish I would have bought a completely glass double-walled bottle with a metal top that wouldn't scratch as easily.
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By Pamela M
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2/11/2011 7:30:00 AM
5.0 PERFECT! tea or flavored water

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THIS IS AWESOME! It's PERFECT for tea or water flavored with fresh fruit or herbs. Hot or cold, no sweating, no leaking. Size is perfect to drop in my carryall bag or briefcase. I feel safer since all the glass is on the inside, protected by the polycarb outer layer. And it really shows off the contents -- you get "eye candy" while enjoying the beverage!
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By Jeffrey F
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1/27/2011 8:24:00 PM
3.0 Handy tea brew

Comments about Product:

I really like this product. The glass liner provides for easy interior cleaning. The filter works great. I do have a couple of draw-backs, though. The glass interior is surprisingly easy to break if you drop it. I thought that it would be more durable with the polycarbonate exterior. The second drawback depends on your use. I use mine for various drinks and when I put smoothie in it to take to work, it gets between the glass and the polycarbonate at the top near the threads for the cap. It's a bugger to get clean. In fact, I need a brush to get it out. Since the polycarbonate outer makes this not recyclable but hardly adds effective function, I have to give this a middle score.
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By John D
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12/13/2010 8:12:00 PM
3.0 Nice look and feel, but flawed...

Comments about Product:

I bought this Libre because it offered the promise of durability on the outside and glass on the inside (this latter is essential since I won't drink off plastic). After a few weeks of use I've noticed two flaws. I like the size and shape of the bottle but these drawbacks are frustrating. The first is that the tea reservoir is too small for loose tea. The water doesn't circulate well enough. Since you don't drink it with the tea reservoir on, the tea filter could easily extend further into the bottle. But it doesn't and the result is too small a space for loose tea. The second is related to manufacturing and that you must turn the bottle upside down to steep the tea. Mine now leaks unless I really tighten it, which poses a whole separate problem when I finally unscrew it and the tea leaks out due to the pressure difference created as it cools. I can't say how common this problem is. I might be an isolated case. I also have an Auqaovo, which I love. Unless you're taking the tea leaves with you, I think it's a better solution.
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By Julie W
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10/21/2010 11:52:00 AM
3.0 Good, but filter is lacking

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The bottle is insulated nicely and has a fun hologram in the top that has been amusing my coworkers. However, the tea "filter" is more of a screen, as the holes in the mesh are quite large. Useful for large flower teas, but for anything smaller, you're going to be drinking leaves.
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By Rose D
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9/7/2010 9:24:00 AM
5.0 Great Tea Delivery System

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This unit has been wonderful to use. It will leak a little if I'm not robust on screwing the lids on. It keeps the tea hot, and it a wonderful showcase for teas. Tea will obviously get bitter if you leave the leaves in too long to steep, which is why I chose this model that you can put the leaves in the lid, turn the unit upside down, and then remove the tea after steeping. So many people have asked me where to pick one up! It's wonderful for tea on the go, but I also use it at home sharing it with my toddler and older children who have no problem drinking from it. Easy to clean and a wonder to watch tea blooms in! I love it!
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By kimberly Z
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9/4/2010 10:19:00 PM
5.0 Great product!!!

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If you like loose tea, this is the travel mug for you. I love having it at work and have completely eliminated sodas from my diet because I have access to such great drinks. I like that it is glass on the inside and polycarbonate on the outside. You get the benefits of glass on the inside (no smells, easy to clean) with the less-breakable feeling of plastic on the outside.
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By Christine W
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8/14/2010 9:03:00 PM
5.0 I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!

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I am not a big tea or coffee drinker, but love green tea and herbal teas. I use this at work, I get soooo many coments, usually on the floating contents, then on the wonderfull design. So easy to use and the double wall allows you to carry it without burning your hands. Love the gold design on the lid. All in all I have sent many to this site to buy.
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By Lainie S
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6/10/2010 2:12:00 PM
5.0 for serious tea drinkers

Comments about Product:

The Libre Tea Glass is another invention in the quest for convenient loose-leaf tea, an quite a welcome one at that. The tea glass is actually an all-in-one infuser and travel mug that offers two different infusion options so that serious tea-drinkers can make their tea the way they like it.
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By Karen R
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6/10/2010 2:09:00 PM
5.0 I love this tea carafe

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The Libre Tea Carafe is fantastic! I have 2 of them - use them everyday. They are perfect for anytype of tea or teasan on the go or at home - it keeps your beverage warm and strains while you sip. The only problem is I would like one twice the size! Please consider making a larger capacity one as well. 18 oz or something close to that.
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By Chris T
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6/10/2010 2:08:00 PM
5.0 nothing short of awesome

Comments about Product:

The LibreTea Glass ‘n Poly tea glass however is a ‘break-the-mold’ fantastic accessory. For anyone who enjoys tea everyday using a mug and an infuser or even just teabags, this is pretty much the perfect accessory
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