The Libre Tea Glass has a glass interior for fresh taste and a durable poly carbonate exterior. The stainless steel tea filter is surrounded by BPA free polypropylene as is the lid interior. Ideal for green teas, oolongs, white teas and herbals, as well as iced tea and cold infusions!
There are 2 ways to use your Libre tea glass with loose tea:
- Add loose tea in the base of the glass and through the filter lid
- Add loose tea between the filter lid and the top lid. Next, invert the Libre for steeping, and then remove both lids to drink the tea directly from the glass.
Since the Libre does not have a spout like a traditional teapot, there is no escape route for steam, and steam build-up can cause pressure. For best performance:
- Ensure all threads at joins (all the parts that get screwed together) are clean and dry. If the threads are wet or there are particles on them, they may form ‘water locks’ and cause leaks.
- Only add hot water to below the rim of the tea glass
- Watch to see if steam is still visibly rising. Only twist on filter and lid to invert and/or go after steam clears (water should be below boiling temperature)
- When opening, first un-screw the top lid slightly to ensure all water releases into the glass and does not remain in the filter section
- Then you can remove the lid(s) to drink
Every Libre tea glass comes with an extra seal. Hot water is known to seep through even a 1000th of an inch, so changing out the seal in the filter can sometimes improve performance due to minuscule variations in the seal thickness.
Caution: Trapped steam can build up pressure. Allow steam to dissipate before tightening the lid. Use care when removing the lid on hot teas.
Care Instructions: Hand wash only. Do not put in dishwasher.
Beautiful Review by Dragonluna
I love this! My sister got it for me for Christmas and I use it all the time. It really needs a holder of sorts with a handle tho... Thank you for all your wonderful products!Posted on 2018-04-03
This is my favourite! Review by Shishi
I like this glass to take tea with me to school. Or have it at home. I've already had it for over a year and I'm using it right now :-) It's a great size, and looks very nice as well. It's perfect, really. Thanks Murchie's.Posted on 2013-01-16
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!