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I drank this all day yesterday (one teaspoon in 12 oz. lasted me up to three infusions each). Its sweetness really help curb my trips to the office candy jar at work. But, in a moment of weakness, I actually fished out all the white chocolate chips out of the packet and ate them! :P

I’m happy to say that the the lack of chips does not affect the flavor at all. They’re there just for looks, really.

Cofftea

If the chips are just for looks where does the white chocolate flavor come from?

I’m quite impressed 1tsp in 12oz wasn’t really weak:)

Erin

Your moment of weakness reminds me of how when I was little, on the rare occasion that my mother would buy Lucky Charms, I would go through the box and pick out all the marshmallows!

Stephanie

@Erin, I did that too! I loved Lucky Charms marshmallows!

Stephanie

I believe the flavor actually comes from the flavoring oils. Any other additions are added for aesthetic reasons only. Ask Libertea, she can confirm this. :)

Cofftea

Or better yet Frank, he normally notices frequent commentations on his teas’ tasting notes:)

LiberTEAS

It’s true… the additions such as chocolate chips, fruit bits, and other things do very little to the flavor. Really, the chocolate chips add slightly more flavor than say fruit bits or other things… but, even then it is a very slight addition of flavor to the overall cup. One thing that chocolate bits DO add… is a slight murky consistency to the cup (in other words, the tea is less clear than in a tea without the chocolate bits). The main flavor from the flavored teas comes from tea flavoring oil. The tea leaves are extraordinarily absorbent and absorb the flavor of the oil rapidly… and this is how a flavored tea is achieved. That’s why you can taste flavor in a tea that may not look flavored (that is, without any “bits” in it)

LiberTEAS

There is one significant exception, and that would be spices (or herbs)… they add a considerable flavor to a tea…

Stephanie

@Liberteas: Because of your comment (on another note), about flavoring teas, I was confident that my eating all the chips in advance wouldn’t change the flavor. And you were right! The flavor was just as strong (only without the melted chip murkiness).

~lauren.

Stephanie – having a smiling moment picturing (a non-specific) you picking out the chocolate bits! It’s been a while but long time ago, I read a book by Susan Elizabeth Philips that had the heroine mad at the book’s hero and her way of getting back at him was to take his favorite Lucky Charms cereal, take out all the marshmallows & reseal the cereal bag/box so it didn’t look tampered with. He was soooo mad when he couldn’t find the marshmallows, hehehe! I think I got the details right on the book…. so funny!

Stephanie

lol! I have to look up that book!

__Morgana__

Note to self: don’t order this tea, or your weightwatchers points will be history!

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Cofftea

If the chips are just for looks where does the white chocolate flavor come from?

I’m quite impressed 1tsp in 12oz wasn’t really weak:)

Erin

Your moment of weakness reminds me of how when I was little, on the rare occasion that my mother would buy Lucky Charms, I would go through the box and pick out all the marshmallows!

Stephanie

@Erin, I did that too! I loved Lucky Charms marshmallows!

Stephanie

I believe the flavor actually comes from the flavoring oils. Any other additions are added for aesthetic reasons only. Ask Libertea, she can confirm this. :)

Cofftea

Or better yet Frank, he normally notices frequent commentations on his teas’ tasting notes:)

LiberTEAS

It’s true… the additions such as chocolate chips, fruit bits, and other things do very little to the flavor. Really, the chocolate chips add slightly more flavor than say fruit bits or other things… but, even then it is a very slight addition of flavor to the overall cup. One thing that chocolate bits DO add… is a slight murky consistency to the cup (in other words, the tea is less clear than in a tea without the chocolate bits). The main flavor from the flavored teas comes from tea flavoring oil. The tea leaves are extraordinarily absorbent and absorb the flavor of the oil rapidly… and this is how a flavored tea is achieved. That’s why you can taste flavor in a tea that may not look flavored (that is, without any “bits” in it)

LiberTEAS

There is one significant exception, and that would be spices (or herbs)… they add a considerable flavor to a tea…

Stephanie

@Liberteas: Because of your comment (on another note), about flavoring teas, I was confident that my eating all the chips in advance wouldn’t change the flavor. And you were right! The flavor was just as strong (only without the melted chip murkiness).

~lauren.

Stephanie – having a smiling moment picturing (a non-specific) you picking out the chocolate bits! It’s been a while but long time ago, I read a book by Susan Elizabeth Philips that had the heroine mad at the book’s hero and her way of getting back at him was to take his favorite Lucky Charms cereal, take out all the marshmallows & reseal the cereal bag/box so it didn’t look tampered with. He was soooo mad when he couldn’t find the marshmallows, hehehe! I think I got the details right on the book…. so funny!

Stephanie

lol! I have to look up that book!

__Morgana__

Note to self: don’t order this tea, or your weightwatchers points will be history!

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My ratings are purely subjective and each note varies according to my perception and mood at the moment. So, with that said, my rating scale can be deciphered as follows:
90-100: I am in love! A must have at all times! :D
80-89: This is good. It is full-tin worthy! :))
79-70: This is okay. Glad I tried it. Might get more. :)
69-60: Meh. I’m indifferent. Neither here nor there, this is Tea Purgatory. :/
59-under: Mediocre and Sad. Really not good enough to try again. A disappointment. :(

My Misc. Personal Favorites List (because I love making lists!):
Books = The Mind Parasites by Colin Wilson, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Beauty by Sherri S. Tepper, The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, Personal Darkness by Tanith Lee.
Movies = E.T., The Princess Bride, Babette’s Feast, Enchanted April, The Age of Innocence, Death Becomes Her, GATTACA, Fight Club, The Matrix, The Others, Pride and Prejudice (2005 version), Nacho Libre :).
TV Shows = The Twilight Zone (a classic!), Star Trek TNG, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I miss this!), Mad Men, Sherlock, Being Human.
Music? = I find myself perennially stuck in an 80’s-90’s New Wave & Alternative time warp. ;)
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