While some teas do use "natural or artificial flavouring", many simply take advantage of "sweet spices" (cinnamon, licorice, mint), and some may use a tiny bit of sugar blended in with the tea leaves (I am drinking a "chocolate chili chai" today, for example, that has teeeeeeeeenytiny little chocolate chips mixed in).
I have bought tea from Teavana and also Davids... on the Davids site, their FAQ regarding calorie content states this:
"With all the fun sprinkles, candies and caramel bits that find their way into some of our teas, some sceptics wonder whether these blends are still a healthy beverage choice. The truth is that we routinely test the blends that contain sugary ingredients for their sugar and caloric content. So far, the caloric content in the liquor of these teas is below the limit that must be declared on food labels. They are not all at zero, but none are more than 5 calories per cup of tea.
And what about public enemy number one – sugar? Not to worry, our teas have all tested below 1 g of sugar per cup of tea (according to our steeping instructions)."
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5