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#1 campcour

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:50 AM

hi,
i have recently found that drinking tea really soothes my stomache. especially peppermint tea... for stomache aches and bloating, really helps. and i am starting to get a little bored with always drinking this flavour, so i was goign to drink some blueberry tea i found in the cupboard. but then i saw that there was flavouring in the tea packet. do you worry about flavour in tea? i cna't think of what could be in tea bags that would have gluten??
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 08:49 AM

yep, if it says "natural flavor", I call.
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:08 AM

Also, make sure the tea bags are stapled at the top vs. glued. The glue contains gluten. This was a tidbit I didn't know about that I learned at our local celiac support group meeting.

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:45 AM

Celestial Seasons is a company that will clearly list any gluten. Usually the problem in tea is barley, which is usually listed.

I know that Mom22 was told at a celiac meeting that the glue in teabags has gluten but I think this is an old celiac urban legend (was this a CSA group?). I can tell you for certain that not ALL teabags with glue have gluten because early on I called several companies and asked. None had gluten. One even told me that the kind of glue made with wheat wouldn't hold together in hot water, but I can't say for sure that's true. This was more than two years ago so I don't remember which ones.

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:48 AM

Yep, I've had many "glue tea bag" companies tell me that they do NOT use gluten. Never found one that did. richard, I think you're right that the "glue" would dissolve in water if it were made from wheat.
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:18 AM

I use a lot of Celestial Seasonings Teas, since they clearly label (on the bottom of each box) GLUTEN FREE, for the flavors that are gluten-free. I have found quite a few teas with Barley added to them, so you do have to be careful. I just carry a small tin of tea bags in my purse, so if I want a hot tea (and I am unsure about a certain brand at a restaurant or a friends house) I can still have my tea.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:02 AM

Hmmm... thanks for the input Richard. This was at a Celiac Support Group meeting. I'm going to have to look into this further myself, as I was going on what was said. Thanks.


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Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:21 AM

Thanks so much for all of your suggestions! I think that is a great idea to take tea bags in your purse to restuarants... then you dont' have to worry. Sometimes i feel like a "freak" though having to take all my "special things" with me everywhere. Oh well! Better safe than sorry :)
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Posted 21 October 2004 - 11:13 AM

Whew! I just had a major panic attack! My favorite Celestial Seasons tea is Tension Tamer.

According to the CS website:

About the Tea
100% Natural
This product contains all-natural herbs and flavors, and no artificial colors or preservatives. Gluten Free. Naturally Caffeine Free


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Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:00 PM

careful with tazo teas at starbucks, though, most of their flavors are NOT ok (per their company - if you have a question about a specific flavor they'll let you know)
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Posted 25 October 2004 - 04:30 PM

i like gwayaka yerba mate orange blosem

it is gluten free and very good :D
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