Open Letter to Lipton

Dear Lipton,

I don’t know when I became a tea drinker.  I guess it would be because my parents are tea drinkers (the are both coffee drinkers too).

When I did start drinking tea, I was never too fussed with black tea, but I did enjoy herbal teas.  Nowadays I drink both black and herbal.
Back in my fresh newbie tea drinking stage I started off with peppermint tea, and then from there I would try other teas.  I remember coming across the Lipton Cranberry Raspberry and Strawberry tea a few years ago and enjoyed it a lot.

So when I was the supermarket a few weeks ago I bought tea to replenish my supply.  I saw the Lipton CRS tea and well it just ‘fell into the basket’, so I had to buy it.

It sat in the pantry until recently when I had a desire to have a herbal tea that was not peppermint. So out cam the Lipton CRS, I ripped open the wrapper, put the tea bag into my cup and poured in the hot water.

I don’t know why I decided to look at the back of the tea bag packet, I just did.  And there staring right in front of me were the ingredients, and in that list of ingredients was wheat.

Wheat. What the hell! Why does Wheat need to be in a tea?! Someone care to explain? I really don’t understand. I mean seriously…. wheat.

So yes I’m sad to report Lipton, that I wont be buying this tea again.

And if you are wondering why? It’s because I eat Paleo/Sane.  Which is gluten free.  Wheat is not gluten free.  I might not have an allergy to gluten, but I know my body and I know what happens to it when I have too much/many gluten products. I don’t need the extra stress of looking for a wheat product in tea, but obviously now I do, because your tea is not Gluten Free friendly.

Yours Sincerely,

An ex lover of your Cranberry Raspberry Tea