Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Glutenous Holiday Tea
Each winter, Celestial Seasonings comes out with a delicious line of Holiday Teas. I practically lived off the Nutcracker Sweet last year. It's sweet all on it's own. This year my Co-op is carrying all the flavors BUT the Nutcracker Sweet. Which is okay, because I had been really wanting to try the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride flavor. Jenna of Eat, Live, Run had blogged about it a few times and it sounded delicious!
The Sugar Cookie flavor is Caffeine Free, which is a plus. I love hot cocoa before bed, but it does not love my waist line. I was thinking this may be a great substitute. Well.....it was a nice thought. And it would totally work....if I didn't have Celiac Disease. That's right. This holiday tea contains gluten.
I even bought the package without really inspecting it. You'd think I would have learned my lesson. However, I did inspect the ingredients before making a cup. Yep. Nice print just below the ingredients 'Contains gluten'. Nerds!
While I can't partake of this particular flavor, I do think they're an awesome company for printing it so nicely. Straight and to the point. After further inspection on their website, the Nutcracker Sweet flavor is Gluten Free (as is the Candy Cane Lane). So hopefully I will be able to find somewhere locally that sells it!!