On days when it seems there is nothing I can eat safely outside of the house, I’m so incredibly grateful for an absolutely delicious steaming cup of tea at home. Their Chocolate Pu-erh, Rose White tea, Morroccan Mint and Earl Grey are the best. The one thing that impressed me most about Numi tea, besides the delicious, rich flavor was what they wrote to me in response to my question about gluten contamination.
Here is the reply I got:
Thank you for contacting us. With regards to your question about gluten, all Numi products are gluten free. Our teas are packaged in facilities and on machines that do not process or work with gluten. Our teas do not come into contact with soy, dairy, or nut products.
Our teabags are compostable and made from Manila hemp cellulose. They are non-GMO verified, oxygen whitened and the tag is made from 100% recycled material and soy-based inks. They do not contain any gluten. I hope this information is helpful!
Numi Organic Tea
Oh yes, it was quite helpful. There have been articles circulating online about chemicals in tea. Apparently many tea companies use tea bags that are soaked in cancer-causing chemicals, so it is amazing to find a tea that is organic and completely chemical free. Many people drink tea not only for the taste, but for its healthful properties, so it is odd think that they are brewing a cancer-causing hot drink.
Spices can also be incredibly difficult to find certified gluten-free, plus I’m not like other spice shoppers. I like the weird ones, the hot ones, edible flowers. Seriously, I ate durian and liked it. My motto is the stinkier the cheese the better. It was difficult to find a spice company that is gluten-free certified and has rich, flavorful spices. I ordered Spicely’s yellow curry powder and made my curried quinoa–and it was divine. Oh, how I missed that smell left over from curry on my finger tips. I love how it lingers and makes the whole house feel inhabited and fragrant.