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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Does anyone know if Lipton tea bags are gluten-free? The ingredients in mine are just orange pekoe and pekoe cut black tea so I hope this is a dumb question. Thank you!

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Yes, Lipton's is gluten-free. You can always call the 1800 number on the box if you're unsure.

Here's the tea listing from the Wheaton (Chicago area) Celiac Support Group.

Tea

Arizona (800 227-3775): all (2/04)

ASHBYS of London Teas (800-334-6485) (08/04)

Big Train Chai (800 682-5047) (www.chaitea.com): Spiced, Vanilla, Raspberry,

Chocolate, Green Tea, Decaf and No sugar added Chai. (1/03)

Bigelow Teas (888-244-3569): all (except Blueberry Harvest, chamomile mango,

cinnamon spice) (9/04)

Crystal Light (Kraft Foods): Ready-to-Drink (7/00)

Celestial Seasoning's Teas (800 351-8175) gluten ingredients indicated on label

Choice Organic Teas: all (1/04)

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (800 832-5323): all teas (9/04)

Eden Foods www.edenfoods.com (888 441-3336): Teas--genmaicha, hojicha, bancha

green, kukicha, lotus root tea powder, matcha powdered green (11/04)

Good Earth Teas (goodearth.com): all (01/04)

Hansen's (800 426-7367) (www.hansens.com): Iced Teas; Gold Standard Teas (5/04)

Lipton (800.697.7897): Regular Tea, Decaf (3/03); Herbal Teas - all varieties; instant

iced tea mix—reg and decaf (11/04)

Luzianne www.luzianne.com: all (5/04)

Nestea (800 225-2270) www.nestleusa.com: gluten ingredients indicated on label

Newman's Own (800 444-8705): lemon aided ice tea (3/04)

Red Rose Tea : All (11/02)

Republic of Tea (800-298-4832) www.republicoftea.com: all (2/05)

SAFEWAY (877 723-3929): Iced Tea Mix (3/04)

Salada Teas (Redco Foods) (www.greentea.com): all varieties (7/03)

Snapple: iced-teas (5/04)

Stash Teas (www.stashtea.com/teafaq): All Varieties (5/03)

Tazo (800-299-9445) www.tazo.com: Filterbags –Refresh, Awake, organic tazo chai,

Organic Darjeeling, China Green Tips, Organic Envy; Organic Iced Tea Ready-to-Drink

(2/04); zen, calm, wild sweet orange (9/04)

Tetley: all (5/03)

Thai Kitchen (www.thaikitchen.com): Thai Iced Tea (loose Leaves) (5/03)

Trader Joe’s Oregon Chai Caffeine Free, Iced Tea, Original; Lemon ginger Echinacea,

bagged teas (11/03)

Twinings (www.twinings.com): Teas, infusions and fruits (2/02)

Wissotsky Tea www.wtea.com: all (1/04)

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I understand that the contents of Lipton tea are gluten free.  However, my concern is do they use a wheat glue as an adhesive for their tea bags.  Yes, I'm that sensitive to gluten.  I'm out of loose tea and so I was wondering if it's possible to safely buy Lipton tea bags or if I need to continue using loose leaf tea.

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Most companies use corn.

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Lipton doesn't glue the bags. They are heat sealed. Wheat doesn't work to glue things that get hot- it "melts". The wheat glue in tea bags is one of those myths that keep appearing. I have never seen a tea company that has said they use wheat in a tea bag.

I use Lipton tea bags all the time

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Just an FYI - the original posts are 9 years old. Products change

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I use Lipton tea bags too. Whew! It's going to be over 100 degrees today. Heading to the refrigerator for some ice tea that I brewed this morning!

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