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Spot52 select said

Description Rant!!!

I hate it when a company does not list ingredients in their tea. I recently purchased a flavored tea, and there were extra ingredients that were not mentioned in the description. It really changed the taste of the tea, and it was not at all what I was expecting. I am emailing with the company about it, so I am not inclined to say who it is-yet.
Does this type of misinformation aggravate anyone else?

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Mel said

It would annoy me. I am addicted to reading the ingredients list on everything I eat, and drink, so for something to be left out is annoying. I noticed that with some mom and pop tea shops that blend their own teas. I bought a tea labeled chocolate coconut, and I didn’t realize it had apples in it. I wouldn’t have bought it knowing there were apples in it. And the apples were strong in it.

Just because of food allergies, they should release all that info.

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LeafJoy said

That’s really disappointing to hear. I would find it aggravating too! I’m surprised they could sell it to you without listing the ingredients. What if someone had an allergy?

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Flavored tea aggravates me period!

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gmathis said

As a (mostly) hibiscus hater, I’m annoyed when there’s less than full disclosure of that particular ingredient.

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Batrachoid said

I find this irksome and irresposible as well but then again “flavorings” often aren’t things companies want to flaunt as they’re usually nasty chemicals that no one would purchase.

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Spot52 select said

I generally agree with the sentiment about flavored greens, but I do make the occasional exception. And this exception is the flavor of ginseng. It is natural, and has a nice bitter note followed by a subtle sweetness.

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Kristin said

I am irritated by it because I am vegan and need to know whether a tea has dairy in it. A lot of teas have caramel bits or chocolate chips or white chocolate chips. It’s not always clear whether a caramel or chocolate flavoring was used or whether it contains the chips or caramel bits.

I recently ordered a tea called Falling Leaves from Fava Teas. It is a maple rooibos. It came and had caramel pieces in it. I gave it away, but was annoyed.

I don’t understand how tea is not like other foods which are required by law to list ingredients and allergens.

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Andriel said

Many of the non-specified ingredients, while natural and delicious, have homeopathic uses. I try to always remember that everything I take into my body will have a cellular effect, some welcome and some not. I have purchased tea that had unlisted raspberry in it (effective in regulating the female cycle), and once had some complications due to hidden rose hips (high levels of vitamin C, a diuretic). I should have asked more questions of the vendor, who had obviously blended the tea for flavor and did not understand the nutritional and physiological aspects of the ingredients. It is up to each of us to know our own constitution and to nourish ourselves appropriately, but that becomes tricky when we are taken unaware; I would contend that it is a moral responsibility of the tea blender to supply accurate descriptions of their contents.

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Spot52 select said

Seven days later, the company did the right thing. They changed the description to include the ingredient. They also reimbursed me for the issue. Hopefully this is just a step in the right direction for proper descriptions. There are more people carefully watching what they stick in their body.

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