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Eibhilin said

Looking for a pastry-ish black tea, GF/Veg

Hi there,

I’m new here, nice to meet ya. :D

I was wondering if anyone could tell me of any good vegan and gluten free black pastry-ish teas? Bigelow Vanilla Caramel black tea was my favorite tea, but they use dairy esters. :(

Some of my other current favorites are well, earl grey of any variety really and Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond. I LOVE pastry flavors like cinnamon roll, coffee cake, apple fritters, bear claws, and am thoroughly obsessed with marzipan/almonds (but not like, roasted almond so much?), but being GF I often feel deprived of the pastries I’d be eating if I weren’t gluten intolerant. (I saw SpecialTeas has an almond cookie, looking for more information there.)

Any ideas? Thanks. :3

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AJ said

52teas does pastry flavours sometime, and Frank is usually about on the site; you should inquire about their ingredients. Hopefully he’ll notice the thread.

Cofftea said

I was thinking him too, but didn’t suggest it cuz he doesn’t currently have any in stock.

AJ said

Hmmm… Yeah, the danish blends are sold, although there are some pie/cake ones.

And it’s always good to know for the future.

amandajo said

His new Blueberry Zabaglione is similar to the Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish, you might give that a whirl.

Cofftea said

Hmmm… really amandajo? Based on what Zabaglione is I never would have guessed since there isn’t a pastry involved.

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Eibhilin said

Thanks for the suggestions! 52teas stuff does look decadent. Will drop him a line and find out. :3

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Haven’t tried it yet, but American Tea Room has Brioche (not sure on the ingredients, either), but it has a short list here on it’s entry in Steepster.

I LOVE that tea. Love it.

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LauraR said

Yes, Brioche from ATR, Almond Biscotti from Teavana, Almond Cookie from Cal Tea House, and that one from SpecialTeas are all very similar and pastry-ish. Also, The NecessiTeas has one called almond. I also like Tea Guys Green Walnut. Not sure one the ingredients of any, but that might get you going.

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Eibhilin said

Per Frank 52teas are “natural, vegan, Kosher and gluten free flavors” unless otherwise specified (like the candy bits).

Thanks! I’m definitely going to be checking these out. :D

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Lori said

Those teas that Lauren suggested are definitely pastry-ish and good.

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Janefan said

I got to wondering whether 52teas’ “malt flavoring” was gluten-free, since malt is usually made from barley. So I emailed Frank to ask, and got this reply:

“I double-checked with my flavors guy and ALL of our flavors are 100% Vegan and gluten-free.”

:-)

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cteresa said

Does honey count? If honey is Ok try Mariage Freres Pleine Lune – almond, honey and spices, a very special tea.

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Have you looked into Simpson and Vail’s Dessert teas?
http://www.svtea.com/Dessert-Teas/products/147/

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