NEWS!!! Libre Tea Glass ‘on the go’ Holders

Libre Tea loves to inspire tea moments, especially tea moments on-the-go!

We are often asked if we have or know where you can get a Libre Tea Glass Holder. Until, now, the answer has always been no :-(

AND NOW, Announcing Libre tea glass ‘on the go’ Holders – 6 patterns of love.

For all you crafty Libre Lovers here are 6 crochet patterns that can be made to fit both Libre tea glass Larges and Originals. Pick your pattern and use your imagination to change the colours to make your own unique Libre Glass Cover!

Loopy Loops Cover         Granny Square Cover      Triple Cross CoverLoopy Loops Cover Lime Granny Square Cover Tripple X cover

2 X 3 Squared Cover        Twisted Left Cover         ‘V’ Patch Cover
2 X 3 Squared Cover Twisted Left Cover V Cover

All ©LibreTea crochet patterns are FREE for you to use, and share with friends, family and crafting communities. We’d love if you’d share these free patterns and ask that you do not sell the patterns.

And we’d love your suggestions for who and what communities would love to hear about this. Please let us know – reply now with your ideas :-)

To start this off and give ideas, we’ve decided to utilize our cover samples (created by a brilliant Libre staffer) for fundraising. We’ve made up some holders in bright colours above and will start a Facebook Silent Auction on Monday October 20th.

So whats the story? …. We are excited to support an innovative global project inspired in collaboration with our Libre Leading Light Sarah Jamieson. She wants to run a marathon on every continent.. yes you heard correctly ;-)

Raise a runnerOn November 9th, 2014 Libre Leading Light Sarah Jamieson will run the “marathon of peace” supporting the health and dreams of our young female leaders. In the spirit of global connection RUN4ACAUSE, Passion Foundation & The Beirut Marathon Association have teamed up to bring Passion Foundation’s Global Sorority initiative to 40 young girls in Vancouver, BC and in Beirut, Lebanon – leadership training and connecting young women together in cultural exchange. This Marathon of Peace is the backdrop and provides an avenue for young leaders to create partnerships for change in our world.

On Monday October 20th we will publish a Facebook ‘Passion for Peace’ photo album that includes a photo of each Libre Tea Glass Cover that will be ‘up for bidding’ til the marathon on Nov 9.

Please take a look and post a bid on a Libre tea glass holder. Highest bidder wins and all proceeds will go towards the above Run4aCause project. (Open to Canada and the United States).

 Share with us which Libre Tea Glass Cover is your fave and where you’d like us to share these patterns for a chance to win a Libre Life Tea Glass of your choice.




Fall Libre Reviews 2014


Coupons and FriendsJennifer from Coupons and Friends loves this about her Libre Tea Mug, “I love the fact that you don’t have to steep a mesh ball that may or may not come open in your mug (Mine went down the garbage disposal anyway), but you can also use bagged tea as well. Instant gratification! ”

week99erBecky from Week99er has reviewed the Libre Starburst, “I still love the new tumblers style and ease of use.”

Tammy's Two Cents
Tammy from Tammy Two Cents has a Libre Lively Leaves Tea glass,  “I received the gorgeous Lively Leaves Green (green is my favorite color – so I was excited)! I throw it in my work tote bag , (knowing it won’t break) and I can enjoy either iced or hot tea while at work!”

graceGrace from Blessed Elements loves her Libres, “I’ve been a fan of Libre Tea and have a first hand experience with their products. I trust the company and their products.”

starburst 2Nancy from Things that make people go aww has a Libre Starburst review. She says, “They make on the go tea simple and easy and you will always have your tea with you.”

jennbuttonJenn from Jenn’s Review Blog has reviewed the Libre Lively Leaves, “First, I love the sleek shape and the cute leaf design of this tea glass. Second this is a large tea glass so I can make tea in the morning and enjoy it for several hours at work.”

Sara from Sweet Silly Sara has reviewed the Libre Lively Leaves, “I love the vibrant green color of the durable glass bottle. I love the generous 14 ounce capacity of it too! That is just the right size glass for my tea cravings. ”

leaves 3Karen from the Kaley Davies blog has Libre reviews of the Lively Leaves and Black Brush tea glass. “I’m always on the lookout for a pretty, yet functional and reusable tea mug and I think we hit the jackpot with this one. I’d like to introduce you to the Libre tea reusable mugs.”

givingnsharing blog picTina from GivingNSharing reviewed the Libre Black Brush tea glass! I have been using Libre Tea Mugs & Glasses for about 3 years now. I’ve given them as gifts and have received comments from total strangers when I’m out and about town. ”

Ria from It’s My Party likes her Libre Original saying, “I like the original size because it’s compact enough to fit in my purse. Aside from that,  it is the perfect size for my grip and it makes about 2 cups of nice, hot and healthy tea!”

Stacey from Not Just Baby Brain reviewed the Libre Starburst saying, “Because the interior is made of glass, you can use it for both hot and cold drinks so it’s great to have year-round!”

Lady Tyrneathem is enjoying her Libre Black Brush, “No matter what your age or gender, I believe the design will suit everyone. It’s simply elegant.”

BB with teaValerie from Sweeps4Bloggers loves her new Libre Black Brush tea glass: “It’s easy to brew my tea and easy to clean up. The tea tastes great and the glass is beautiful. The whole process of brewing and drinking the tea is a pleasure.”

Kathy from Fuggs and Foach says, “Just like the ‘little black dress’ that goes everywhere so does our new Black trimmed LIbre tea glass. Its serene and delicate pattern of light brush strokes and small clusters of pale blossoms invites you into a tea moment every time you gaze at it.”

My Turn For UsEvelyn from My Turn for us has a Libre Starburst review saying, “So from now on, I am enjoying my loose leaf tea in my Libre Tea Glass.”

starburst 3Erica from  Erica Start Walking has a Libre Starburst  “I am just so in love with my other two Libre glasses that when I found out they made one in my favorite colors and bigger I could not have been happier.”

2014 Libre Winners

Here at Libre Tea we love sharing #teamoments! Below is a list of our 2014 Giveaway Winners – watch as it grows!

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How to Be Successful with your New Year’s Resolutions – Marygrace

Create Healthy Habits with Tulsi Tea – Andie

Staying Healthy with Matcha – Laine

The Health Benefits of Coconut – Noreen B

Celebrating the Chinese New Year – Year of the Horse – M Bearden

Self-Reflection and Self-Love – L Gailgraith

Happy Valentine’s Day! – Maryann D.

Cultivating Self-Love – April

Cultivating love in our closest community – Donna K

Facebook – Toronto Yoga Conference and Show tickets –  Melanie Cornacchia, Suzanne Belgrave Wyman, Jammie Kangye, Nicole Jubleew, Fan Rakhim, Joanna Christine & Anne Hunt

Celebrating International Women’s Day! – Adrienne Hayes

Facebook – Tea Tuesday Mar. 18th – Angela Mitchell

What’s in your Water? - Alyssa

Facebook – Tea Tuesday March25th – Shaina Ginesta

World Water Day – Chanti Holtl

Facebook – Tea Tuesday April 1st – Elizabeth Elliot

Hidden Messages in Water – Gina F.

Facebook – Tea Tuesday April 8th – Mari Lyn

Let’s get out there and move – Wanda

Facebook – Tea Tuesday April 15th – Hilary Andriesian

Stay hydrated with our Earth Day Sale – Leslie T.

Facebook – Tea Tuesday April 22nd – Ginette Anger

Earth Day and Easter – Charmaine

Fundraising with Global Women’s Water Initiative – Amanda Alvarado

Facebook – Tea Tuesday April 29th – Erin Carpenter

Facebook – Tea Tuesday May 6th – Rachel Dawson

Libre on the go – anywhere, anytime! – Carolyn W.

Facebook – Tea Tuesday May 13th – Amie Przemyslaw Myszkowski

Facebook – Tea Tuesday May 20th – Mary Forschen Montoya

Tea Moments Around the World - Jan

Facebook – Tea Tuesday May27th –  Linda Davidson-Poplees

Facebook – Tea Tuesday June 3rd – Cally Tam

Keeping Cool in the Heat - Suzanne

Facebook – Tea Tuesday June 10th – Matthew Welsh

Facebook – Tea Tuesday June 17th - Barb Ford

Facebook – Tea Tuesday June 24th – Amy Ledesma

Facebook – Tea Tuesday July 1st - Beth Ardent

Facebook – Tea Tuesday July 8th - Linda Colley

Good Neighbour - Maryann

Facebook – Tea Tuesday July 15th - Holly Caulfield

Facebook – Tea Tuesday July 22nd - Ann Maria Mattila

Facebook – Tea Tuesday July 29th - Melba Davis Everly

Facebook – Tea Tuesday August 5th – Darrah Bailey

Libre Life Sneak Peak - 5 Winners –  Jaime Majure (Starburst),  Brittney Minor (Lively Leaves), Janie Prather (Black Brush),  Charity k (Lively Leaves) and Rachael (Black Brush)

Facebook – Tea Tuesday August 12th – Darci Paice-Bailey

Facebook – Tea Tuesday August 19th – April Miller

Summer Adventure - Krystle

Facebook – Tea Tuesday August 26th – Leslie Baxter

Facebook – Tea Tuesday September 2nd - Bev Wolfe

Healthy Beverages for Back to School - Vilma Pacheco

Facebook – Tea Tuesday September 9th – Andrea Layton

Facebook – Tea Tuesday September 16th – Anna Key

Introducing New Leading Light Marlene Lowden –  Rita Spratlen

Facebook – Tea Tuesday September 23rd - Nicole Kerns

Libres – Thermal Hot and Cold – Elizabeth P.

Facebook - Tea Tuesday September 30th – Michelle Dutra

4 Tips To Stay Healthy and Balanced When Life Is Busy – Loretta

Facebook – Tea Tuesday October 7th – Line Vanier

Libre Filter Advantage – Loriag

Celebrate Fall Abundance – Emma Dean Smith

Facebook – Tea Tuesday October 14th – Judy Cowan

5 Amazing Tips and Tricks to Be Happy

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5 Amazing Tips and Tricks to Be Happy

Guest Post by Zara Brown

Everyone strives to find happiness, even though it appears to be always elusive. No one is elated and joyful all the time, but some people are definitely happier than others. According to studies, happiness does not have much to do with materialistic goods, needs or wants or high achievement. The most important factors that contribute to happiness are a person’s outlook towards life, the quality of his or her relationships and basic amenities such as community resources and good governance. The following are 5 amazing tips and tricks on how to be happy.

Gratitude - jfkBe optimistic
You can be happier if you maintain an optimistic attitude towards life. One of the things you can do is to add up the joyful things that happen to you daily and write them down. These may be simple things like walking with your pet in a park and playing with it and something that someone said and made you laugh among other things. Adding these things up can change your outlook. Also, feeling grateful about the things you have and adjusting owns mentality enables in seeing something positive in that particular situation.

Follow your instincts
When making a decision, it is better to follow your instincts instead of pondering over the best choice to make. The options you may be weighing may probably be very similar and the difference will affect your happiness temporarily. You can be happier if you just pick an option that feels right any time you are making a decision. Regretting post taking decision may not be correct, as it will have probability of making you pessimistic. Being saturated behind your decision will surely show the future way automatically along with time.

Accept yourself
You can be happier if you embrace and accept your habits, mistakes, appearance, voice and the way you talk. Try to be comfortable about who you are and communicate that to others subconsciously. This means you do not require to apologies to anyone for something like your personality or habits.

Treat your body right
Researchers have discovered that healthy diets, exercise and adequate sleep are important factors in getting happier and staying that way. People who exercise often are usually more enthusiastic and excited than those who do not Exercise caPhysical Rhythm - Take Care of Your Bodyuses the brain to release endorphins, which help elevate mood. Eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and nuts will give your body the energy it needs to be healthy. Some scientists speculate that eating unhealthy foods especially those rich in processed sugars, carbohydrates and industrial vegetable fats contribute to the onset of certain mental illnesses like dementia and depression. Avoiding such foods is therefore essential. Studies also confirm that getting enough sleep such as eight hours a night can make a person happier.

Cup of Tea with family refreshes mind
Kitchen table unites family and a cup of tea together makes the bonding stronger. Dedicating the morning to your family and having a cup of tea early morning with them will make you feel connected and lifts your spirit. Having sweet moments with near and dear one every morning refreshes and motivates yourself. At times, a cup of tea unites family and enables in resolving many problems, queries and doubts. Children and parents feels happy in spending quality time each other.

Tea, the most consumed beverage in the world, is the alternative medicine of numerous issues starting from constipation to cancer. Green Tea contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. Intake of green tea results in weight loss, regulating body temperature, healing wounds, improving heart and mental health and many more.

Stay close to family and friends
The relationships you have with family and friends have a great impact on happiness. If you have to move away from the area where most of your friends and relatives are, make sure that you make new friends when you settle down in the new place. It is wise to make friends with people who have similar interests to yours. When you interact with such people, you will feel happier because of sensations of wellbeing and reward. As you interact with people who share your interests, neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin are released into your body, making your feel relaxed and happy.

Be Happy Conclusion
Happiness is more of an achievement than a gift and in order to be happy in life, you can easily show initiative by putting in some effort, both outward and inward. Make a conscious choice to boost your happiness by using the tips mentioned above. They are good examples of behaviors and attitudes that help lead to happiness rather than unhappiness.

BB with teaShare one of your tips to ‘be happy’ for a chance to win a Libre Large Black Brush Tea Glass!

Author Bio: I am Zara Brown, I am a Blogger and Freelancer. I love reading blogs, and writing for them on various themes like Travel, Auto, Lifestyle, Education and Health. As of now I am doing research of EHIC cards.

Celebrate Fall Abundance

The way we look at the world says so much about our own view of our abundance –
 to count our blessings is the quickest way to getting rich :-)

abundanceWe are just over a week away from the Canadian Thanksgiving.  With all the wonderful summer sunshine and fall rain we can celebrate the fall harvest. With pumpkins, squash, apples, sweet potatoes and so much more we have been blessed with abundance.

There is so much to be thankful for – we each count our blessings in our own way – what’s important and has the most meaning for us  – maybe it is our family, friends, health, food on the table, a roof over head, heat, electricity, and the air that we breathe…

To really feel the love and abundance in our lives it is important to take the time to recognize all that we have … and that’s the perfect ‘tea moment’ – checking in and acknowledging all that we have and the many ways we are supported.

And if we have extra feeling of abundance its great to send love and light to those who have so much less

For the everyday, an attitude of generosity as we approach our day can make our lives and those around us a lighter a brighter – let your light shine – share your abundant view.

Lets count our own blessings and fill up our consciousness with abundant thoughts and then we can share and spread our light.

With the colder weather approaching, it is a great time to think of those less fortunate then us – we can help by going through our closets and finding clothes or blankets we don’t need and giving them to organizations who will distribute them.

A smile or hello can make all the difference to someone on the street or a child – showing that you see them and they are important enough in this world for you to acknowledge.

Enjoy a quiet tea moment and think about what abundances you will celebrate this week?

Share with us for a chance to win a Libre Lively Leaves glass!

Libre Filter Advantage

The Libre filter is an important part of your Libre tea glass – and it has many talents!

First, the removable stainless-steel filter, keeps tea leaves in the glass, away from your mouth when steeping tea in the glass (e.g. green teas, fruit’n herb waters or herbal tisanes) and for the inverted steep, the filter is removable keeping the tea leaves out of the glass. Our ‘how to’ video shows these two ways to make your loose tea – of course just as effective with a tea bag.

Second, the handy filter can work on the glass bottle with the lid on, as a shaker bottle – and with a variety of beverages too; like protein shakes, matcha, cold or hot chocolate, yerba mate, broths and even coffee! :-) The glass interior and poly exterior help keep your beverage hot or cold for over an hour.

The filter makes it easy to mix these up in your Libre tea glass – using the filter as a sieve   for easy blending – then just shake to serve. Perfect for adding new and more beverages to your daily routine.

Thirdly, the filter is great for soothing herbal homemade remedies – we love lemon slices and fresh ginger slices to keep away a cold.

Fourth, for cool fruit’n herb waters it is also very useful – great for cucumber or mint or pop in some berries. It will keep all the goodies in the bottom for your sipping pleasure – make up your own recipes.

Yes we love the filter it makes the Libre tea glass and with the glass interior that is flavour fresh with every wash it is always ready for your next beverage!

Here is one of Wendy’s favourite recipes making good use of the Libre filter:

Wendy’s Coconut Matcha Latte

Coconut Matcha Latte

Step 1: place 1 tsp of matcha on top of the filter, sieve matcha through the Libre tea filter screen

Step 2: place 2 tsp of coconut milk powder in your Libre

Step 3: pour in desired amount of hot water (let the steam clear if freshly boiled) – then turn on its side and hold and shake like a maraca – back and forth, side to side – it will be a fun minute and your beverage with smooth, creamy – watch that all matcha is blended. And all that shakin’ is a great for an inside massageJ

You can follow the above recipe replacing the matcha with your favourite protein powder or hot chocolate mix for a delicious afternoon pick-me-up.

 What’s your recipe??

Enter today for a chance to win a Libre Starburst!


4 Tips To Stay Healthy and Balanced When Life Is Busy

Guest Post by Grace Hodgin

My husband and I have a fun and loving marriage but it is a relationship that we have had to work on through trial and error. Having different areas of interest and starting a new business keeps us busy and not always at home at the same time.

We established some rules and routines to keep our relationship happy as well as keeping us physically fit. Now that the holidays are coming we are depending on these routines to keep us grounded so we don’t suffer from the holiday stress.


Establishing an exercise routine and maintaining it before the holidays come I think was a smart plan.

I set my yoga routine at the same time every morning before the day begins so I do not become occupied with the tasks on my to do list. Yoga is not only good for my physical health and keeping my body toned but also it seems to bring me peace of mind as well.

Exercise releases endorphins which also works with the receptors in the brain. Endorphins help create more positive feelings towards life and also helps to make one feel energetic. There are so many great yoga DVD’s and programs on the television that can keep an exercise routine different so it never needs to become boring.

I think there is a great value of starting an exercise regime and making it a solid routine before the holidays. Often the holidays brings on stress and depression so keeping our endorphins active seems like a positive step in avoiding the pressures and depression that can creep up on us during the holidays. After yoga I meditate and then make a list of things that is important for me to accomplish during the day.

blessed element pic“I begin my new day with a shower, then a cup of hot tea and breakfast. My work day begins energized and calmly knowing what I want to accomplish.”

Staying Balanced

I found keeping a reminder visible is a great way to double check myself to make sure I’m staying balanced. I have a small flamingo replica near my computer so I can mentally ask myself if I’m staying balanced and keeping everything in check.

One day I got off my routine because of a phone call that ate into my yoga and meditation time. Skipping breakfast I went to my computer and saw that my flamingo was gone. Looking around I found it had fallen on the floor and took that as a sign to go eat breakfast and begin my day the way it was suppose to start. I was already off balance and the day had not even really started. Those visual reminders really do work!

Making Time For Each Other

On my husband’s days off I make sure I exercise and meditate before he wakes up. We spend some time talking and establishing things we want to do and take care of in our life and for our home once a week in the morning. We have also found that a great activity for us to keep our relationship happy and health is to plan a date once a month to the movies and out to eat. We also make sure we invite family members over for a meal at least every other month. Getting together with like minded people we enjoy seems to bring us together closer as a couple.

Planning and Discussing Finances

We discuss gift buying ideas for the holidays and set a limit on the total amount we feel is healthy for our bank account. Getting carried away with the holiday spirit and all those great sales can really be mentally and financially exhausting when the holidays are over. We create a clear plan we both agree on for financial purchases though out the year and especially during the holidays.

Communication and taking the time to discuss our thoughts and feelings without the other one getting defensive has helped our relationship immensely. In the past it has been easy to get busy and by pass our morning talks but we have found that making it a rule we both abide by has really kept us on track in creating and sustaining routines to keep us balanced and healthy.

Rohn and Grace HodginArt instructor, writer and nature lover, Grace Hodgin believes that each moment is an opportunity to inspire imagination and nurture creativity. A resident of the Ocala National Forest, she can often be found sculpting clay wth her husband or enjoying a good book in the company of her senegal parrot. Connect with Grace daily on her personal blog,


Share a tip that helps you to Stay Healthy and Balanced When Life Is Busy for a chance to win a Libre Tea glass of your choice!



Libres – Thermal Hot and Cold

No matter the season thermal hot and cold

Libre Glasses are perfect for every season. They keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold, for about 1½ hours, great for any indoor or outdoor activity! Cool refreshment when u need it the most and a wonderful warm up when it’s chilly.

Your Libre tea glass will be inspiring a tea moments all year round.

We’ve put in ice cream for a citrus raspberry float – or a warming rooibos chai – so many options for every season – we’d love to hear about your ideas for inventive hot or cold refreshment in your Libre tea glass.

BB with teaRaspberry Float

hot-cold ideas


What non-traditional hot or cold drinks do put in your Libre Tea glass
(or would if you had one)?

Share with us for a chance to win your choice of the NEW Libre Life Collection!

Introducing New Leading Light Marlene Lowden

We know there are many people Leading with Light and doing great things to evolve our world to a sustainable and peaceful place.

Libre Leading Lights are passionate leaders in their community and honour their commitment to practices that inspire their health, well-being & mindful living. Each Libre Leading Light makes a conscious effort to make the world a better place.

marleneThis week we would like to introduce you to our newest Libre Leading Light: Marlene Lowden

Marlene is an abstract painter and creative yogi living on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. She offers art / yoga workshopsthroughout the year.

In this beautiful and inspired video below, Marlene shares how her tea moments help her to step back, reflect and pause. Its 1.5 minute of inspiration – check it out!

Marlene has a busy September.

marlene lowden -gibsons-         Saturday September 6th Marlene will be at and help organized the
FIRST EVER Sunshine Coast Yoga Festival at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park in Sechelt. B.C. For complete details, check out the schedule of events, then purchase your ticket and pick your activities!

–         She is part of Full Circle Fashion & Art Event on September 16th, in support of Ovarian Cancer research hosted by Malene Grotrian, in Vancouver, B.C. – Tickets here.

–         Finally, Marlene is the Featured Artist at The Landing Gallery in Gibsons BC – our home office.

During this busy fall season, it is easy to get caught up in the world around us.  Please take a minute to pause and reflect in order to settle and refocus.

Now is the perfect time to begin – start a tea moment routine for your busy days.

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How will you inspire your tea moments in your day?

 Share below to be entered in our tea moment giveaway to win aLibre Black Brush!


Healthy Beverages for Back to School

It’s time to start thinking about sending our kids back to school and creating sustainable routines for the new season. Our Libre Leading Light Leah Goard has some great words of wisdom to enjoy these last lovely days with family and simple ways to help the young souls in your house on their journey back to school.

Inspiring healthy habits for our family and ourselves includes nutritious food and drink and the age old… ‘what to pack for lunch’. For both you and the kids an economical and healthy beverage solution can be:starburst 3

  • Tea
  • Water
  • Infused water(berries, fresh mint and herbs)

You can send them with a cold brew of herbal teas for refreshment and then when the cooler weather comes they can enjoy a warm-up tea on the way to school and for lunch and breaks! Children love having tea for lunch just like mom and dad. The delicious fruit based herbal teas are a perfect healthy alternative to sugary fruit juices or soda’s.  Many teas are as delicious cold as hot.

Try some out with your family in the last days of summer – green and white teas overnight steeping in the fridge are perfect.

Your child will love having tea moments at school in their Libre Tea glass or thermos. Their friends will be quite curious about what they are drinking.

Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness.
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Tea is a natural source of fluoride, which strengthens teeth. It inhibits the growth of the plaque bacteria which causes gum disease and cavities.

What teas do / have you sent to school with your children?
Share with us for a chance to win a Libre Starburst tea glass!