I'm continually finding I need to modify what I eat and drink, having now been glutenfree since December 2011. For example, it took a while to figure out that coffee didn't sit well with me, which I'm very disappointed with as I do enjoy the odd good cup of coffee/cappucino/espresso - but that's off the list.
Just recently I've been finding myself with 'gluten-like' symptoms after drinking green tea and - what spurred me into asking this question - even after Tetley's normal tea!!
I've done a little bit of research and Tetley's green tea has indeed been flagged up as a potential for cross-contamination in terms of the sacks which are used to transport the tea leaves. As in: those sacks may previously have been used for another, potentially gluten-ful, product! Obviously if tea leaves of any sort are harvested, dried and then placed into sacks which previously contained wheat/barley/any other gluten-ful item then the cross-contamination issues are massive, particularly for those of us who are seemingly more sensitive than others.
I have Dermatitis Herpetiformis and it really doesn't take much to get my skin itching and to get the little blisters to appear... I was wondering if anyone else has had any experience with these issues? I have just drunk two very tasty cups of Taiwanese green tea (imported from Taiwan by a good friend) and the itch has set in - which is what prompted this question.
I am not seeking to find gluten where it doesn't exist, I'm simply seeking to find safe food and drink options for myself so any information is most appreciated, thanks!