Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:01 PMI remember reading many times that some Tazo teas have gluten in them - namely the Green Ginger, Tazo Honeybush, Lemon Ginger, and Tea Lemonade. I decided to check with the company because it looked like all old information and sure enough, they have revised their statement on gluten. Here is what I received from their Customer Care dept. Looks like they have removed the potential gluten in all tea flavors.
Thank you so much for taking the time to contact Tazo.
Thank you for your inquiry. None of our teas contain wheat or barley in them. Some of our teas do contain corn or corn derived products but no wheat or barley.
- While some glues do contain wheat and/or animal products, no glue of any kind is used to seal Tazo filterbags. They are stapled; so there is no glue present.
- Tazo Filterbag manufacturing plants have allergen control standards in place.
- While there is always risk of cross-contamination with gluten containing products in the retail setting, the actual dry filterbag components should not contain any gluten.