Stevia – Natural Non-Caloric, Sweet-Tasting Plant

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Sweeten your beverage with this natural, non-caloric, sweet-tasting plant.

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Our Canadian Stevia is a natural, non-caloric, sweet-tasting plant used around the world as an alternative to sugar in teas, hot or cold drinks, baked goods, desserts, preserves, etc., as well as for its health benefits. The leaves are so very nutritious, containing a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Just add them to the tea leaves as your tea steeps for best flavour. Stevia steeps just like tea, adding sweetness to your teas that enhances the complex flavours without drowning them out. It’s the perfect complement to any of our teas or any other beverage that needs a boost.
Note: a little goes a long way. Check the suggested conversion on the label. For example, 1 teaspoon of sugar = A pinch to 1/8 teaspoon of Stevia!

Characteristics

  • Taste: Very sweet, without an overpowering taste.
  • Aroma: Vegetal, herbaceous notes.
  • Caffeine: None

Ingredients

  • Stevia Leaf: Pure Stevia whole leaf, cut and sifted.
  • Stevia Powder: Pure whole leaf Stevia milled into a fine powder.

Tea Benefits

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is a wonderful dietary supplement used for over 1500 years as a sweetener and for medicinal purposes. Since the 1970’s, stevia has been used in Japan as the main alternative to sugar, used instead of the banned aspartame in diet soda, gum and other food and beverages. Stevia is also being used as a sweetener in other countries after extensive studies proved its safety.
Stevia has been used with success to treat many ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure, gingivitis, digestion ailments, addictions, topically for acne and other skin ailments and also as a wonderful weight loss aid. It is safe for diabetics as it does not raise blood sugar!

Warning: Consulting with your healthcare practitioner about health benefits of any tea is always recommended.
Health Benefits Disclosure: Let’s be blunt about this whole tea and health thing: you need to take a lot of these claims with a grain of salt! Ultimately, to see if it works for you, you’ll need to try the tea for yourself. We all know that drinking tea is good for us, and let’s not forget that the pleasure of drinking it is also good for our health!
It is also well-known that all types of tea have varying levels of benefits. Any suggested or mentioned benefits on our website are merely our generalized opinions and experiences, including many clients’ feedbacks, and should not be relied upon as professional Health and Medical opinions, facts, directions or instructions.

Preparation

Suggested Preparation

  • Steep 3-5 minutes. Serve hot or iced. Adjust to taste.
  • Note: For a more convenient and quick usage, pre-steep Stevia in boiling water to create a sweet base that you could add to your beverage.

Re-Steeping Times: None
Basic Steeping Tips: Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible. Don’t over boil water. Adjust to taste.

Usage Tips

A little goes a long way. Check the suggested conversion on the label. For example, 1 teaspoon of sugar = A pinch to 1/8 teaspoon of Stevia leaves!
The powdered Stevia is sweeter than the whole leaf due to its concentration. Use a toothpick to scoop some out or be very careful with your pinch.
Note: For a more convenient and quick usage, pre-steep Stevia in boiling water to create a sweet base that you could add to your beverage.

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