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Anyone Have Issues With Iced Tea?

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I drink a lot of tea and always have. I love iced tea, the more bitter the better. Well, now I am worried I have an issue with it. I don't think it's the caffeine because I can drink a coke or dr. pepper and it actually helps settle my stomach a little bit. No issues at all with those drinks. I will go over break at work and get a glass of Gold Peak black unsweetened tea from the cafeteria. After the tea I get jumpy, jittery, anxious, I get a pain on the outside of my calf, and my foot gets a cold, numb feeling. Can iced tea have gluten in it? I wouldn't think so but I don't think tea has any more caffeine then soda. I really love tea and am really worried I have an issue with it. Can someone please tell me I can keep drinking it?

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After the tea I get jumpy, jittery, anxious, I get a pain on the outside of my calf, and my foot gets a cold, numb feeling. Can iced tea have gluten in it? I wouldn't think so but I don't think tea has any more caffeine then soda. I really love tea and am really worried I have an issue with it. Can someone please tell me I can keep drinking it?

Well, you obviously have an issue with it but it probably isn't gluten. Tea can have more caffeine than soda. There is also carmel color in that brand. Carmel color is made from corn if wheat isn't declared on the label, but some folks still have trouble with it for non-gluten reasons. I'd personally be a little worried about drinking something that made my foot numb!

If I were you, I'd try making iced tea at home from plain tea leaves and see if you get the reaction. Maybe you need to switch brands or bring tea from home in a thermos.

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Your story reminds me that even before having to be gluten free I'd get an upset stomach from drinking teas or other beverages from those commercial dispensers, but could drink them w/no problem if I prepared them myself or trusted the source. Wonder if they clean those things regularly. Maybe your system is more sensitive these days.

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Every tea I've known to have barley has listed it.

richard

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I get brain fog when I drink tea (I usually drink hot), but have no problems with coffee. So for me, I don't think it's a caffeine issue. It seems like there is something about tea that makes me feel off.

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I cam drink sodas no problem but tea has always upset my stomach. I haven't tried it since going gluten free because it uses to send me straight to the bathroom so it doesn't even appeal to me anymore :/

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jmrogers31, I contacted the company to confirm that Gold Peak is gluten free (Still important that we all continue to ask the companies directly,so the companies have the inquiry traffic regarding gluten free needs of their products and to confirm "from the horses mouth" as they say that it is currently gluten free). Below is their e-mail response. Cheers and enjoy the tea! ***************************************************************

Comments: IS golden peak tea gluten free? Very important that I know as I

have a medical condition that requires I strictly avoid gluten. I use to

drink the Unsweetened before my diagnosis but have since stopped until I

can confirm that it is gluten free. Thanks.

** End of Comments **

Timestamp: 10/26/2011 16:02:40

"Thank you for contacting The Coca-Cola Company, Mr. B. We appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns about gluten.

We are able to confirm that all our Gold Peak Teas are 100% gluten free.

You may be interested to know that additional nutritional information for most of our brands in the U.S. is available via our website.

Go to thecoca-colacompany.com, click on "Products" at the top, then select "U.S. Product Nutrition Information."

We hope this information is helpful. If you have additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

Joshua

Industry and Consumer Affairs

The Coca-Cola Company

To: coca-cola.support@p67ix100.na.ko.co

CC:

Sent: 10/26/11 16:08:31

Subject: Coca-Cola Web Form "

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I don't think gluten is a factor but I really dislike Gold Peak tea. It tastes too artificial. I'd say it's an additive you are having issues with. Are you ok drinking fresh brewed tea?

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I can't drink Brisk Iced Tea because of the Red Dye #40 in it. I have a really bad reaction.

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