Allergens in our teas

Allergens in our teas

This is a post to inform you of potential allergens in our teas.

At Bluebird, 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 and citrus peel 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*

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Nuts and Peanuts

Maple Bacon Pancakes Ingredients: Rooibos, Chinese Pu’erh tea, Sri Lankan black tea, cinnamon, Chinese lapsang souchong black tea, vanilla pieces, almond pieces, calendula petals, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

 

Totally Nutty Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, almond pieces, Japanese roasted green tea, cinnamon, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

 

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

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

 

Birthday Cake  Ingredients: Rooibos, Ceylon black tea, almond pieces, cake sprinkles(sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colour E101, traces of milk wheat), calendula petals, mallow flowers, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

 

Christmas Cake Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, vanilla pieces, almond pieces, cinnamon, cloves, orange peel, spruce needles, snowflake sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, gum arabic (E414), potassium sorbate (E202), colours (E171)), stevia, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts.

 

Love Potion  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, vanilla, cocoa, rose petals, papaya, strawberry, lime, jasmine, calendula, candy hearts (sugar, rice flour, potato starch, peanut oil, fruit & vegetable extracts, beetroot flavour, vanilla flavour, gum arabic (E414), potassium sorbate (E202), colours (E171, E120, E160a), traces of wheat), flavour. Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E120 colour found in heart sprinkles.

 

Spiced Pumpkin Pie  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, carrot pieces, Halloween sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colours, E120, E153, E180a), cinnamon, ginger, cloves, vanilla pieces, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E120 colour found in Halloween sprinkles.

 

Nuts About You Ingredients: Rooibos, Almond pieces, cinnamon, coconut flakes, mallow flowers, flavour

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

 

Strawberry Split Ingredients: Chinese green tea, hibiscus, apple pieces, elderberries, sprinkles (sugar, rice flour peanut oil, potato starch flower, colour E101), freeze-dried strawberries, rosehip, pineapple pieces (pineapple, sugar), orange flowers, strawberry pieces, pink cornflowers, calendula petals, sunflower petals, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts


Milk

White Christmas  Ingredients: Chinese white tea, Apple pieces, Hibiscus, Rosehip, White chocolate vermicelli (Sugar, Cocoa butter, Whole milk powder, Skimmed milk powder, Flavour), Cocoa shells, Morello cherries, Rose petals, Flavour.

Warning: Not suitable for vegans or vegetarians

 

Bonfire Toffee  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, apple, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), cinnamon, safflower, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans.

 

Ice Cream Float  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, sarsaparilla, liquorice, aniseed, cinnamon, burdock root, lime leaves, cardamom, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), stevia, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E471 emulsifier found in caramel pieces.

 

Birthday Cake  Ingredients: Rooibos, Ceylon black tea, almond pieces, cake sprinkles(sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colour E101, traces of milk wheat), calendula petals, mallow flowers, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts


Wheat

Bonfire Toffee  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, apple, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), cinnamon, safflower, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E471 emulsifier found in caramel pieces.

 

Ice Cream Float  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, sarsaparilla, liquorice, aniseed, cinnamon, burdock root, lime leaves, cardamom, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), stevia, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E471 emulsifier found in caramel pieces.

 

Love Potion   Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, vanilla, cocoa, rose petals, papaya, strawberry, lime, jasmine, calendula, candy hearts (sugar, rice flour, potato starch, peanut oil, fruit & vegetable extracts, beetroot flavour, vanilla flavour, gum arabic (E414), potassium sorbate (E202), colours (E171, E120, E160a), traces of wheat), flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E120 colour found in heart sprinkles.

 

Birthday Cake  Ingredients: Rooibos, Ceylon black tea, almond pieces, cake sprinkles(sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colour E101, traces of milk wheat), calendula petals, mallow flowers, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts


Soya

Easter Egg Nests Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, cacao bean, cacao shells, Japanese sencha green tea, toasted rice, marshmallows (glucose-fructose, syrup, sugar, water, gelatine, maize, starch, flavouring, E162), chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), sunflower petals, flavour

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to gelatine found in marshmallows.

 

Dark Choc Chilli Chai  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, cocoa shells, cardamom, cacao bean, chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), cinnamon, ginger, chilli, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

 

Mocha Chai  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, cacao bean, chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soyalecithin), coffee beans, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla pieces, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

 

Snowball Ingredients: Celylon black tea, coconut pieces, cacao bean, cocoa shells, dessicated coconut, mini marshmallows (glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, gelatine, maize starch, flavouring, colour (E162)), chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), red cornflowers, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to gelatine found in marshmallows.

Please note: Limited edition Vegetarian and Vegan friendly option now available! Please select Vegetarian and Vegan friendly option when adding to basket on-line only.

 

Candy Floss  Ingredients: White Chinese tea, hibiscus, apple pieces, elderberries, rosehip, pineapple pieces (Pineapple, sugar), candy sprinkles (refined sugar, water, vegetable fat, maltodextrin, glucose syrup, modified starch, colours (E110, E132, E127), soya lecithin) red cornflowers, stevia, strawberry pieces, blue cornflowers, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts


Possibly not vegetarian friendly

Snowball Ingredients: Celylon black tea, coconut pieces, cacao bean, cocoa shells, dessicated coconut, mini marshmallows (glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, gelatine, maize starch, flavouring, colour (E162)), chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), red cornflowers, flavour.

 

Please note: Limited edition Vegetarian and Vegan friendly option now available! Please select Vegetarian and Vegan friendly option when adding to basket on-line only.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to gelatine found in marshmallows. 

 

Bonfire Toffee  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, apple, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), cinnamon, safflower, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to E471 emulsifier found in caramel pieces.

 

Love Potion   Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, vanilla, cocoa, rose petals, papaya, strawberry, lime, jasmine, calendula, candy hearts (sugar, rice flour, potato starch, peanut oil, fruit & vegetable extracts, beetroot flavour, vanilla flavour, gum arabic (E414), potassium sorbate (E202), colours (E171, E120, E160a), traces of wheat), flavour

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to E120 colour found in heart sprinkles.

 

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, carrot pieces, Halloween sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colours, E120, E153, E180a), cinnamon, ginger, cloves, vanilla pieces, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to E120 colour found in Halloween sprinkles.

 

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

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to E442 emulsifier found in chocolate pieces.

 

Ice Cream Float  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, sarsaparilla, liquorice, aniseed, cinnamon, burdock root, lime leaves, cardamom, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), stevia, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to E471 emulsifier found in caramel pieces.

 

Easter Egg Nests  Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, cacao bean, cacao shells, Japanese sencha green tea, toasted rice, marshmallows (glucose-fructose, syrup, sugar, water, gelatine, maize, starch, flavouring, E162), chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), sunflower petals, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians due to gelatine found in marshmallows.  


Not vegan friendly

Snowball Ingredients: Celylon black tea, coconut pieces, cacao bean, cocoa shells, dessicated coconut, mini marshmallows (glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, gelatine, maize starch, flavouring, colour (E162)), chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), red cornflowers, flavour.

Please note: Limited edition Vegetarian and Vegan friendly option now available! Please select Vegetarian and Vegan friendly option when adding to basket on-line only.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to gelatine found in marshmallows. 

 

Bonfire Toffee  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, apple, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), cinnamon, safflower, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegans due to E471 emulsifier and milk found in caramel pieces.

 

Love Potion   Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, vanilla, cocoa, rose petals, papaya, strawberry, lime, jasmine, calendula, candy hearts (sugar, rice flour, potato starch, peanut oil, fruit & vegetable extracts, beetroot flavour, vanilla flavour, gum arabic (E414), potassium sorbate (E202), colours (E171, E120, E160a), traces of wheat), flavour

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E120 colour found in heart sprinkles.

 

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, carrot pieces, Halloween sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colours, E120, E153, E180a), cinnamon, ginger, cloves, vanilla pieces, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Not suitable for vegans due to E120 colour found in Halloween sprinkles.

 

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

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegans due to E442 emulsifier found in chocolate pieces.

 

Ice Cream Float  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, sarsaparilla, liquorice, aniseed, cinnamon, burdock root, lime leaves, cardamom, caramel pieces (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, humectant sorbital E420 from wheat, emulsifier E471), stevia, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegans due to E471 emulsifier and milk found in caramel pieces.

 

Birthday Cake  Ingredients: Rooibos, Ceylon black tea, almond pieces, cake sprinkles(sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colour E101, traces of milk + wheat), calendula petals, mallow flowers, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegans due to milk in sprinkles.

 

Easter Egg Nests  Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, beetroot, cocoa shells, white chocolate sprinkles (sugar, cocoa butter, whole and skimmed milk powder, natural flavour), pomegranate flowers, vanilla pieces, sunflower petals, calendula petals, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegetarians and vegans due to gelatine found in marshmallows. 

Red Velvet:  Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, beetroot, cocoa shells, white chocolate sprinkles (sugar, cocoa butter, whole and skimmed milk powder, natural flavour), pomegranate flowers, vanilla pieces, sunflower petals, calendula petals, flavour.

Warning: May contain traces of nuts

Warning: Possibly not suitable for vegans due to milk in sprinkles.


Citrus Peel

Teas with orange peel in them are:

Elderflower Champagne, Hot Mama Jama, Skinny Minny, Strawberry 
Lemonade, Cococabana Coola, Beet It, Simply The Zest, Terrys Tea, Apple 
Strudel, Orange Matcha, Christmas Cake, Hot Cross Bun, Mulled WineRetro 
Ted, Sangria and Fruit Salad.  

 

Teas with lemon/lime peel in them are:

Elderflower Champagne, Cococabana Coola, Hot Mama Jama, MojiTEA
Lemon Sherbet, Watermelon Splash, Morning Kick, Strawberry Lemonade, 
Beet it, Apple Strudel, Lemon Matcha, Lime Cola Guayusa, Sangria, Love 
Potion and Mulled Wine.  

Sugar

Two of our blends contain very small amounts of sugar, which is used to balance the 
tart nature of hibiscus. This is the case with Mango Tulsi and Gingersnap Green.
 
Some of our blends contain an even smaller amount of sugar which is present as a 
coating to either preserve and/or candy the dried fruit pieces. This is the case with 
Strawberry Lemonade, Vicky’s Sponge Cake, Cococabana Coola, Simply The 
Zest, Candy Floss, Hot Cross Bun, Pineapple Mint, Strawberry Split, Sangria, 
Retro Ted, Watermelon Splash, Fruit Salad, Mowgli’s Fire Chai, Hot Mama 
JammaJelly + Ice Cream, Earl’s Paradise, Love Potion and Black Forest. 
 

Sugar can also be found as an ingredient in some of our candy sprinkles/ chocolate pieces.

Teas with chocolate / candy pieces in them are:

Love Potion, Dark Choc Chilli Chai, Bonfire Toffee, Mocha Chai, Mint Choc Rooibos, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream Float, Candy Floss, Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Christmas Cake, Snowball, Red Velvet, Strawberry Split, White Christmas and Easter Egg Nest. 

*Sulphites are used in foods due to their anti-bacterial and preservative properties. None of Bluebird’s blends contain sulphites as an ingredients 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 Bluebird use) so we cannot guarantee there are no traces. 

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