Oh the joy of a tea swap! Just this week, I participated in the “What’s in Your Pot Swap?” tea swap hosted by Madam Potts. I was the lucky swapper to exchange with Madam Potts herself. My donation was the Yellow and Blue herbal tea by Harney and Sons; however, Madam Potts sent me her very own, hand blended Meliciously Sweet.
Composition: Meliciously Sweet contains Mango Ceylon Tea, Rooibos, Ginger Root, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Berries, and Stevia.
Dry Visual: I can only describe this loose tea as a beautiful cornucopia of colors. Each of the ingredients provides a variety of color from red to green to orange to cream to plum. Take your pick… it’s in there.
Caffeine: The inclusion of Ceylon leads me to say Yes. (I will have to consult Mad Pots of Tea for a definitive answer.)
What is Stevia?
Stevia is a genus of about 150 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to subtropical and tropical South America and Central America. The species Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf,sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. As a sugar substitute, stevia’s taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, although some of its extracts may have a bitter or liquorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.
Reference: Stevia. (2008, May 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:36, May 4, 2008, fromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stevia&oldid=210195464