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Does anyone know of any gluten and corn free tea? The problem with corn in tea is the bags.

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Does anyone know of any gluten and corn free tea? The problem with corn in tea is the bags.

Thanks!

How does a tea bag contain corn?

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wondering about how there is corn in a tea bag but... just use loose tea.

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Well, from what I was told ..the material in tea bags contain corn starch. Someone correct me if I am wrong please. I have 3 big boxes of Luziane tea that say gluten free on the box. I am worried about the bag since I heard this. Hopefully I am wrong!!

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Well, from what I was told ..the material in tea bags contain corn starch. Someone correct me if I am wrong please. I have 3 big boxes of Luziane tea that say gluten free on the box. I am worried about the bag since I heard this. Hopefully I am wrong!!

Try to call the 1-800 number on the box.

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Are there forums for people who can't have corn? Maybe they can give some actual evidence of the corn in the tea bag?

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Try to call the 1-800 number on the box.

I did. I had to leave a message. Hopefully I will hear back soon.

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Are there forums for people who can't have corn? Maybe they can give some actual evidence of the corn in the tea bag?

Yes, and according to them there are no safe corn free teas. I am trying to figure out why.

Anyone know?

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Yes, and according to them there are no safe corn free teas. I am trying to figure out why.

Anyone know?

I would ask them for an explanation. Or call different tea companies.

This s from Wikipedia so you might want to research it further.

"Tea bag paper is related to paper found in milk and coffee filters and is a blend of wood and vegetable fibers. The vegetable fiber is bleached pulp abaca hemp, a small plantation tree grown for its fiber, mostly in the Philippines and Colombia. Heat-sealed tea bag paper usually has a heat-sealable thermoplastic such as PVC or polypropylene as a component fiber on the inner tea bag surface."

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I would ask them for an explanation. Or call different tea companies.

This s from Wikipedia so you might want to research it further.

"Tea bag paper is related to paper found in milk and coffee filters and is a blend of wood and vegetable fibers. The vegetable fiber is bleached pulp abaca hemp, a small plantation tree grown for its fiber, mostly in the Philippines and Colombia. Heat-sealed tea bag paper usually has a heat-sealable thermoplastic such as PVC or polypropylene as a component fiber on the inner tea bag surface."

Thanks...I just heard back from Luzianne though and she told me that the bags contain corn starch. I found Lipton loose tea at Amazon for a pretty good price. Have you seen Lipton loose tea in any of our local grocery stores here in KC? All we have in my neck of the woods is Price Chopper. They may or may not have it.

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Thanks...I just heard back from Luzianne though and she told me that the bags contain corn starch. I found Lipton loose tea at Amazon for a pretty good price. Have you seen Lipton loose tea in any of our local grocery stores here in KC? All we have in my neck of the woods is Price Chopper. They may or may not have it.

You know, I never looked for loose tea at the grocery, lately. Maybe ask Lipton and celestial sEasonings & the one I can't think of right now....

I'm going to the store soon, I'll look.

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Just looked. Even the expensive teas are in tea bags.

Bigelow was the one I was trying to remember

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When an ingredient is developed into starch, it's pretty highly processed. You may or may not be ok with a tea bag. It might be worth a try, but of course, that's your choice. :)

But, I don't have corn issues and therefore my ears are not hearing information.

Loose tea is always better, IMHO.

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I just googled loose leaf tea and one of the ones that came up was Twinings. THAT'S the one I have at home! I make it in my french press and it's good.

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Karen - Thanks so much for looking! I appreciate it.

Lisa, I react to trace amounts like I do with gluten.

Bartfull, Thanks my corn allergic friend..I'm headed to Amazon to look for Twinings.

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I just got a phone call from Reily Foods the parent company for Luzianne tea. A nice lady on the phone told me that she researched the tea and bags and they are both gluten and corn free. They said that was misinformation - the bags do not contain any corn starch or corn.

I just wanted to put this out there incase anyone else reads this.

I think i'll stick with loose tea..I bought some and a neat little tea ball too! In a pinch Luzianne will be ok too.

- MO

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I just got a phone call from Reily Foods the parent company for Luzianne tea. A nice lady on the phone told me that she researched the tea and bags and they are both gluten and corn free. They said that was misinformation - the bags do not contain any corn starch or corn.

I just wanted to put this out there incase anyone else reads this.

I think i'll stick with loose tea..I bought some and a neat little tea ball too! In a pinch Luzianne will be ok too.

- MO

Glad you found your answer. :)

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Food for thought! no joke. Makes me wonder again what it is in the tea that is bothering me. I drink only black or green but am corn-allergic and the other chemicals in the bags or the hemp might also be a problem. Back to loose to see! I use to buy Fortnum and Mason but the quality has significantly declined, at least the recent purchase from William's Sonoma. Lipton tastes better I am sorry to say. In these parts, the liquor store Party Barn or some such name sells leaf teas otherwise I pay the premium and but it online and a pricey brand. Very few things I can have so it's worth it to me.

Anyone know what is in the glue that glues the tea bag string/label to the silky style tea bags? Anyone call on it?

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Food for thought! no joke. Makes me wonder again what it is in the tea that is bothering me. I drink only black or green but am corn-allergic and the other chemicals in the bags or the hemp might also be a problem. Back to loose to see! I use to buy Fortnum and Mason but the quality has significantly declined, at least the recent purchase from William's Sonoma. Lipton tastes better I am sorry to say. In these parts, the liquor store Party Barn or some such name sells leaf teas otherwise I pay the premium and but it online and a pricey brand. Very few things I can have so it's worth it to me.

Anyone know what is in the glue that glues the tea bag string/label to the silky style tea bags? Anyone call on it?

If those are the bio-degradable type like Republic of Tea uses, they are corn. Here is a link about it. Amazon has Twinings loose tea. It comes in a pack of 6 metal tins. I thought that the price was pretty good. With having a corn allergy like we do, it's so hard to find a safe drink. I need my iced tea!

I took this off of the Republic of Tea website about the bags. I am going to stick with loose tea. It isn't worth chancing it to me.

In addition to our eco-friendly tea bags, The Republic of Tea is proud to offer our Embassies Eco Friendly Full-Leaf Round Tea Bags for table service. The open-weave design allows optimum full-leaf infusion and full-leaf flavor. Each bag is made of renewable resources, including all-natural bamboo sewn with all-natural bamboo string. The tag, complete with brewing instructions printed with soy ink, is also fashioned from all-natural bamboo and recycled paper. The mesh tea bag fabric of the Eco-Friendly Full-Leaf Round Tea Bags is a byproduct of corn and sewn with bamboo string. Both are an all-natural, renewable resource.

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