about loose leaf tea

we like to learn about tea, and hope that what we’ve learned will help you enjoy your tea moments more.

benefits of loose leaf tea

Better for the Planet Loose leaf tea has a much smaller eco-footprint than teabags. Unlike ‘bagged’ tea, loose leaf tea is sold by weight, easy to dispose of and biodegradable. It also requires minimal packaging, unlike bagged tea, which requires significant packaging resources and generates considerably more waste with its bags, boxes and plastic wrappers. […]

iced Tea

Welcome to our fabulous Iced Tea Booklet We’re delighted to offer it free to our customers! It is a collaborative effort among our facebook fans, retail customers and staff, and contains some surprisingly delicious and unusual recipes with all kinds of different teas and ingredients. Please download and enjoy many happy tea moments with cool […]

history of tea

China: The Beginning of Tea Some accounts suggest tea had its beginnings in China around 5000 BC. Specifically, there are two stories from that period, each proposing a different origin for the hot beverage. The first asserts that Chinese Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when a tea leaf accidentally fell into the bowl of hot […]

tea defined

All loose leaf teas (with the exception of herbal teas and tisanes) are derived from the dried and sometimes processed leaves and buds of the Camellia sinesis plant, which is native to Asia. The Camellia sinesis plant is dark green, with thick leaves and delicate white blossoms. The finest teas are made from the top […]

health benefits of tea

Here at Libre we love our tea and love the health benefits that comes along with it. Whether you drink black, green, white, oolong, rooibos, or herbal teas they all have unique properties that enhance our  health and wellbeing. Here are only a few of the health benefits shared by white, green, black & oolong […]

caffeine in tea

The Slow Release of Tea Caffeine: The caffeine content in tea is released in the body at about half the rate of coffee!  The absence of a ‘strong jolt’ means that tea is less taxing on the nervous system. The caffeine in tea produces a gradual increase in alertness over a few hours, as opposed […]


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