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I keep hearing I should be concerned about tea. What should I be looking for to avoid?

I know there is sometimes barley in green tea, are other herbal teas safe as a rule?

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Check for barley in all teas. Read the ingredients. Most are fine but there are a few with barley.

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I have seen a few tea boxes with allergy information as some contain barley but it is rare that I found any teas that contain barley. It's always safe to pay close attention to the ingredients and any information provided on the package for those with allergies.

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A handful of teas have barley. I've always seen it listed.

richard

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You also might see a false urban myth about gluten and teabag adhesives. Don't worry about that one. If the tea does not have a gluten grain listed, it is safe.

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I know when I've looked at Tazo teas, I haven't seen any ingredients listed. That's why I've opted for Stash teas, which do list ingredients, in addition to my 'regular' Red Rose tea which is just 100% black tea. I also saw a thread that said that Stash has confirmed their teas are gluten-free. In case that helps!

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I used to buy a lot of Yogi brand teas, they must have ingredients listed as I only drink herbal teas and always check the ingredients before buying. I had a Teavana open at the mall by my house recently and the people there are always very helpful and accommodating and know or can find out what is in their teas.

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The only issues I've had with teas are the ones with added "flavors". For whatever reason, many of them have added soy. I drink quite a variety of teas, but don't recall seeing any with gluten.

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I also buy Stash brand tea. Have been for years with no problems.

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I've seen plenty of teas with soy, and a few with barley. You really need to read the labels on them just like with any food item. The ones with extra flavors added are the ones to watch out for.

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A lot of Celestial Seasonings teas are gluten free. They're very good about labeling their teas clearly.

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