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Question About Teas

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Most of the tea companies I contacted say that their teas are gluten free, but a lot of them cant guarantee that the supplier of the herbs keep their ingredients separate from gluten containing products. Has anyone had a problem with any teas in particular?


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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Most of the tea companies I contacted say that their teas are gluten free, but a lot of them cant guarantee that the supplier of the herbs keep their ingredients separate from gluten containing products. Has anyone had a problem with any teas in particular?

Stash teas are all gluten-free, and they don't use gluten in the facility. A few flavored ones have soy, so if you need to avoid that, read the labels for it.

I also drink Tazo Awake tea (just plain black tea)--both at Starbucks and at home. I believe a couple of their teas contain gluten, but I've never had a problem with the Awake and I drink several cups a day. I also order the Awake Latte at Starbucks--it's nice to order a "normal" fancy drink once in a while :D

I've personally had issues with a few Celestial Seasonings teas--Tension Tamer in particular. Definite gluten reaction with it.


Patti

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I've personally had issues with a few Celestial Seasonings teas--Tension Tamer in particular. Definite gluten reaction with it.

Some Celestial Seasonings teas contain barley, so I wouldn't be surprised if there were CC. (A lot of them also contain soy lecithin, which is a problem for me. Someone tell me WHY tea would need soy lecithin???)

Jeanne

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Some Celestial Seasonings teas contain barley, so I wouldn't be surprised if there were CC.

Yes, that's what I thought too. I used to love their holiday tea.....


Patti

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I've never had any problems with tea :) I drink Tetley Orange Pekoe, Red Rose Black Tea, Stash teas, and Twinings. My favourite is Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea.

Enjoy,

Jillian


gluten-free since July 8, 2009!

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