Allergens in our teas

Allergens in our teas

At Bird & Blend, our aim is to have fun, accessible and tasty tea for everyone so we strive to create blends from all sorts of wonderful ingredients. The more unusual ingredients that we use can contain traces of nuts, dairy and wheat. Most are only trace level and once infused in a cup of tea these ingredients are very low. Please find all the information you need below to make your own choices regarding which teas are suitable for you.
 

We have also included information about vegan-friendly teas and those that contain sugar as this is the most commonly requested allergen information.

If you are unsure if one of our teas has something in it you can’t have, the product description on each tea’s page can tell you, this is located on the right if you scroll down the page. Our tea packaging also always have the ingredients listed and allergens in bold.

WARNING: Our teas are hand packed in the UK in environments that handle many different blending ingredients and we cannot 100% guarantee no cross-contamination. Therefore all blends may contain traces of: wheat, nuts, peanuts, milk, soya, mustard, sesame and sulphites.


Allergen: Nuts

 

Totally Nutty

Ceylon black tea, almond pieces, Japanese roasted green tea, cinnamon, natural flavour.

Warning: Contains nuts

 

Birthday Cake

Rooibos (84%), Sri Lankan black tea, sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, rice flour, corn starch, vegetable fat, spirulina extract, colours (E160a carotenes, E160c paprika, E100 turmeric, E163 anthocyanins, E162 beetroot), stabilisers (maltodextrin), almond pieces, vanilla pieces, mallow flowers, flavouring. 

Warning: Contains nuts

 

Cherry Bakewell

Chinese white tea, almond, cranberries, hibiscus, rosehip, apple, currants, blackcurrant, red and blue cornflowers, flavour.

Warning: Contains nuts

 

Carrot Cake

Rooibos, Cinnamon, caramelised hazelnut (hazelnut, sugar), carrot flakes, vanilla pieces, nutmeg, mallow flowers, flavour

Warning: Contains nuts

 

Nuts About You

Rooibos (56%), cinnamon, almond pieces, coconut flakes, mallow flowers, natural flavouring.

Warning: Contains nuts

 

Mince Pie (past limited edition tea)

Sri Lankan black tea, Cinnamon, almond pieces, orange peel, pomegranate flowers, natural flavouring.

Warning: Contains nuts

 

Christmas Cake (past limited edition tea)

Sri Lankan black tea, cinnamon, cloves, sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable fat (coconut), glazing agent (carnauba wax)), orange peel, pine needles, almond Pieces, vanilla pieces, Natural flavouring.

Warning: Contains nuts

 


Teas Unsuitable For Vegetarians

 

Mint Choc Rooibos

Rooibos, chocolate heart sprinkles (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier E442), cocoa shells, peppermint, vanilla pieces, flavour.

 

Warning: Not suitable for vegetarians due to E442 colour found in sprinkles

 

Please note we are working on this recipe as a priority to make it E442 free by Summer 2018

 


Teas Containing Sugar

We only have two teas with sugar in them, in both cases this is to balance the tart, sour flavours in the blend.

 

Gingersnap Green
Chinese green tea, apple pieces, ginger, hibiscus, mango pieces, papaya pieces, sugar, calendula petals, sunflower petals, flavour

 

Mango Tulsi
Tulsi (holy basil), pineapple, corinths, papaya, lemon balm, sunflower petals, hibiscus, sugar, flavour.


Teas With Sprinkles / Candied Fruit

We sometimes use candied fruit or sprinkles in our teas, which in turn can contain sugar. But in this case the sugar is less than a trace when brewed and has no nutritional value.

 

Cococabana Coola
Apple pieces, hibiscus, rosehip, papaya pieces (papaya, sugar), pineapple pieces (pineapple, sugar), currants, orange peel, mango pieces (mango, sugar), sunflower petals, flavouring.

 

Fruit Salad
Apple pieces, hibiscus, rosehip, freeze-dried raspberry, elderberries, pineapple pieces (pineapple, sugar), lemongrass, orange flowers, orange peel, papaya pieces (papaya, sugar), strawberry pieces, flavour.

 

Mint Choc Rooibos
Rooibos, chocolate heart sprinkles (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier E442), cocoa shells, peppermint, vanilla pieces, flavour.


Warning: Contains sprinkles

 

Earl's Paradise 

Ceylon black tea, Papaya pieces (papaya, sugar), Strawberry pieces, Freeze-dried Strawberry, Lime leaves, Jasmine blossom, natural flavouring.
 

Birthday Cake

Rooibos (84%), Sri Lankan black tea, sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, rice flour, corn starch, vegetable fat, spirulina extract, colours (E160a carotenes, E160c paprika, E100 turmeric, E163 anthocyanins, E162 beetroot), stabilisers (maltodextrin), almond pieces, vanilla pieces, mallow flowers, flavouring.

Warning: Contains nuts

 

Watermelon Splash
Chinese green tea, Chinese white tea, apple pieces, hibiscus, rosehip, coconut, (candied) pineapple, lemongrass, lemon peel, flavour.

 

Love Potion – (past limited edition)
Sri Lankan black tea, cocoa shells, rose petals, sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable fat (olive), colours (E163 anthocyanins, E160c paprika, E162 beetroot red)), freeze-dried strawberry, papaya pieces (papaya, sugar), air-dried strawberry pieces, calendula petals, sunflower petals, lime leaves, jasmine blossom, vanilla pieces, natural flavouring.

 

Christmas Cake - (past limited edition)
Ceylon black tea, vanilla pieces, almond pieces, cinnamon, cloves, orange peel, spruce needles, snowflake sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable fat (coconut), glazing agent (carnauba wax)), natural flavour.


Warning: Contains nuts

 

Snowball - (past limited edition)
Ceylon black tea, coconut pieces, cacao bean, cocoa shells, desiccated coconut, vegan marshmallows (glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, gelatine, maize starch, flavouring, colour (E162)), chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), red cornflowers, flavour.

Warning: Contains soya lecithin

Please note we are working on this recipe as a priority to make it E442 free by Summer 2018

 

Jack Frost - (past limited edition)
Spearmint, eucalyptus, aniseed, desiccated coconut, sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable fat (coconut), glazing agent (carnauba wax)), pine needles, blue cornflowers.

 

Hot Cross Bun - (past limited edition)

Rooibos, Sri Lankan black tea, cinnamon, hibiscus, apple pieces, rosehip, orange peel, lapsang souchong black tea, vanilla pieces, cranberry pieces (cranberry, sugar, rice flour, vegetable oil), flavour.

 

Spiced Pumpkin Pie - (past limited edition)
Sri Lankan black tea, carrot pieces, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, Halloween sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable fat, colours (e153 vegetable carbon, e163 anthocyanins, e100 turmeric), vanilla pieces, natural flavouring.

 

Easter Egg Nests - (past limited edition)
Sri Lankan black tea, cocoa nibs, cocoa shells. Japanese Sencha green tea, toasted rice, sunflower petals, vegan marshmallows (glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, water, dextrose, gelling agent carrageenan, maize starch, hydrolized rice protein, stabiliser: polyphosphate, flavouring: natural vanilla flavour with other natural flavours, colour: titanium dioxide, red beetroot), natural flavouring.


Teas Containing Charcoal

Black Magic Charcoal Matcha

Activated coconut charcoal, cocoa powder, matcha green tea, Kenyan white matcha.

 

Warning: Activated charcoal can interfere with medication as it binds to toxins. We recommend that you do not drink our charcoal matcha if on any medication. This also applies to the concraceptive pill. 


PLEASE NOTE: Sulphites are used in foods due to their anti-bacterial and preservative properties. None of Bird & Blend’s blends contain sulphites as an ingredient but some of our dried fruit pieces come from a factory that uses Sulphur dioxide (E220) to prevent browning and rotting for some of its other dried fruit pieces (none that Bird & Blend use) so we cannot guarantee there are no traces. 

 

*Our Apple & Pears Matcha contains sulphur dioxide*

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