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I haven't had any tea since going gluten free last year. I would like to bring a cup to work in the am, after work or if I am not feeling well (ha pretty much anytime).

Any suggestions on some good gluten free tea that is also caffeine free?

Brands?

Use to get Celestial Seasonings but would like to try something else.

Would prefer something I can find in a grocery store or WalMart (local).

Sidenote: I have a box of Tension Tamer Celestial Seasonings from last year that I never tried (when I went gluten free) I read some old posts where people had problems with D and this tea. Also I just purchased Chamomile in the Celestial Seasonings other day and then read in old posts how some people were not reacting well to this either. Any input/thoughts? Both boxes say gluten free on them. Is this brand something I should avoid?

Thank you very much!!

Have a great weekend everyone :D


Rebecca

Partial Gluten Free March 2007

Completely Gluten Free February 2008

Tapioca Starch/Flour Free April 2008

No MSG July 2008

Cut out Nitrates//Nitrites January 2009

Problems with Tomatoes and Potatoes -- Cut out Nightshades Aug '09

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Hi Rebecca,

Stash Teas are all gluten-free--they don't use the stuff in their factory. Several of the varieties are also caffeine free.

The Decaf Chocolate Hazelnut is especially yummy :D


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I guess I never really thought about tea being gluten free or not. I use Luzianne tea bags at home and brew my own tea.

However, I do buy the sweetened at Sonic and McDonald's quite often. Are these possibly not gluten free? I don't buy the flavored ones just plain sweetened tea.

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All the Republic of Tea teas are gluten-free. Some of the Tazo teas are gluten-free(available at Starbucks and some other places). They have a version of cammomile called Calm that has a few other ingredients.


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Hi Rebecca,

Stash Teas are all gluten-free--they don't use the stuff in their factory. Several of the varieties are also caffeine free.

The Decaf Chocolate Hazelnut is especially yummy :D

Thank you Patti for your reply :) I looked at their website and it looked like they had a store in OR and then online so I called and the lady was really nice said all their tea was gluten free (no gluten in the factory) said they have their teas in a lot of grocery stores but main supply online. So I am going to take a look -- didn't have time to go grocery shopping this weekend <_< but going today.

The chocolate hazelnut sounds yummy Thanks again!

All the Republic of Tea teas are gluten-free. Some of the Tazo teas are gluten-free(available at Starbucks and some other places). They have a version of cammomile called Calm that has a few other ingredients.

missy's mom -- Thank you for the suggestion. I saw Replublic Tea in my local health food store...cans are cute. Right next to them were loose type teas so I think I got confused if The Replublic Tea was in bags or loose as well ;) will take another look.

Thanks again


Rebecca

Partial Gluten Free March 2007

Completely Gluten Free February 2008

Tapioca Starch/Flour Free April 2008

No MSG July 2008

Cut out Nitrates//Nitrites January 2009

Problems with Tomatoes and Potatoes -- Cut out Nightshades Aug '09

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Most tea is gluten free, not always with herbal teas and where it is produced of course can change that.

Brands I trust ~ Stash as already mentioned, Twinnings is also safe. There are a lot of other ones too but those two are common and easily found.


Marie in Canada

Gluten sensitive discovered by diet change,April 2006.

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I guess I never really thought about tea being gluten free or not. I use Luzianne tea bags at home and brew my own tea.

However, I do buy the sweetened at Sonic and McDonald's quite often. Are these possibly not gluten free? I don't buy the flavored ones just plain sweetened tea.

Now you have me curious too. We've been using great value tea bags and buying mcd's sweet tea and my gluten-free stepdaughter hasn't complained so I am assuming that they are ok.


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does anyone know if the stash teas are truely gluten-free...Ive heard they (the tea companies in general..not necessarily stash) commonally use a glue to seal the tea bags and most of these glues are made from wheat. At first I thought this was too crazy to believe but after learning that the tequila I was drinking which I had no doubt in my mind was 100% pure, distilled and was the blanco or clear tequila (100% distilled from pure agave...no other ingredient besides water) which was causing me a severe gluten reaction was caused by the glue they used to seal the barrells the tequila was stored in. After learning this I figured nothing is too crazy to believe.

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Tea bags are not sealed with wheat glue. They are either stapled or pressure sealed. A wheat glue would be water soluble and the tea bag would fall apart.

Please note that product info on this thread is over 4 years old. Products change, so verify the ingredients before assuming they are the same.


 

 

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I buy from Teavana. I don't know if they are entirely gluten free, but I do know that I am not bothered by their teas. I buy from a local store but they can also be ordered online. I'm also as much of a tea snob as I am a chocolate snob I guess. :lol:

If you are into bags, they do sell bags as well as tea balls, and travel mugs that you can just steep right in. You can steep the same tea over and over and I keep swearing one day I'll have one of the travel mugs. All you have to do is refill with hot water all day and you have fresh tea again!

I also keep some Yogi teas around my house for when I am too lazy to to use my teapot. I will point out that I drink exclusively herbal teas that have no actual tea in them.


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Probably.  What are the ingredients.  The only gluten that occasionally shows up in tea is barley.  It will be listed as an ingredient


 

 

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4 minutes ago, gluten-free K8 said:

Does anyone know if Newman's Own Organic green tea (bag) is gluten-free? I'm getting conflicting information and there's nothing on the box.

Why do you not trust the website for Newmans?  I think they would know better than us random people on t he internet?

https://www.newmansown.com/faqs/?type=product-and-ingredient

 

"Is the tea gluten free?
Newman’s Own Organic Teas are gluten free! There is no gluten in our teas, tea bags, or gluten traces in our tea wrapping."


 

 

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4 minutes ago, gluten-free K8 said:

"Probably" is not a safe enough answer for me but thanks anyway. 

I asked what the ingredients were because it was likely fine.  But you don't have to believe me - I haven't used them, so I don't know the ingredients.  But I think I would believe the company over some random person on the internet and they say it is gluten-free.

 

The fact is, that the more people you ask, you will find someone who thinks it has gluten.  I have found people who swear plain water has gluten.  That is why I think it is better to look at ingredients and see what the company has to say

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I started using only republic of tea (CERTIFIED gluten free) about 5 years ago....I kept on running into CC issues with the 3 other brands I was using (they used barley on other lines) Not had a problem since....though I do get a upset stomach from black teas due to the way they process them like nausea and feel a rush/sick feeling, but that is not a gluten thing.


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