What Makes Great Stevia?

Black Tea is a bitter, astringent beverage whose aroma and flavor character includes dried notes of wood, stems, and hay, and fresh notes of floral, green grass, and herbaceous.

High quality Stevia brings sweetness to the Black Tea to balance its bitterness and the sweetness and has a low to moderate linger on the palate.  It may add a low amount of mouth weight to the tea and may lightly coat the lips. The Stevia does not detract from the tea’s aroma and flavor profile.

The Stevia fully dissolves in the tea and does not make the tea cloudy. There may be some natural sediment from tea leaves in the beverage.

Tasting terms

  • sweet

    One of the basic tastes; often considered pleasing while exhibiting characteristics of sugar. Example: Honey, ripe fruits and syrup all have a pronounced sweet component.

  • floral

    A natural, flower-like aroma or flavor. Example: High-quality vinegar, vanilla, honey, Mandarin oranges and dark chocolate can all have floral notes.

  • aroma

    The smell that emanates from food. Along with appearance, texture, flavor and taste, aroma is one of the five dimensions used to evaluate a product. Example: Brownies should have an aroma that includes chocolate as well as egg, toasty and sweet notes.