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Sweetener

Tea sweeteners can come in a variety of forms, from white sugar, to honey, to stevia - the possibilities are endless. If you’re one of the many tea drinkers who like their beverage just a touch sweeter, you’ve probably been adding sweeteners to your tea for years. 

What Are Tea Sweeteners?

Sweeteners make your hot beverage slightly sweeter in taste and are used to tackle some of the bitterness in drinks, particularly in black teas and coffees. Many people use sweeteners in their hot beverages and use a variety of different forms of sweeteners. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the most popular sweeteners below:

  • The most well-known sweetener. White sugar is widely used to sweeten tea.
  • The artificial sweetener. Though Stevia is technically natural, people tend to use tablets rather than the actual leaves to sweeten their tea. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar and doesn’t add calories to your drink. It’s mostly used by people trying to control their blood sugar levels.
  • The natural sweetener. Honey is commonly added to tea to sweeten its taste. Along with sweetness, honey adds a whole heap of health benefits to your cuppa.

 

Are Tea Sweeteners Healthy?

While there are some risks associated with increasing the sugar content of your beverage, most sweeteners are okay in moderation. If you are trying to control your blood sugar levels, always speak with your doctor about the best sweeteners to use.

 

What Are the Best Natural Sweeteners For Tea?

Natural sweeteners are popular additions to tea as they have more health benefits than sugar and artificial sweeteners. Natural sweeteners vary in their taste, form, and origins, making them a great way to cover a diverse range of tastes. Below we’ve listed a few popular natural sweeteners used throughout the world.

  • Honey. One of the most popular natural sweeteners around. Honey is sweeter than refined sugar and so less is usually needed to sweeten tea. Honey comes with lots of health benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.
  • Coconut sugar. With a lower glycaemic index than refined sugar, coconut sugar is a good alternative if you’re trying to control your blood sugar levels. The sugar derived from coconut palm sap comes with some nutrients too, including iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium.
  • Maple syrup. It goes well with a range of teas, including lemon and unflavoured black tea. While maple syrup does have some health benefits, like its anti-inflammatory properties, it is still high in sugar and should be consumed in moderation.

With a diverse range of options, sweetening your tea (or coffee) will be a flavourful adventure for you to enjoy. Check out our collection of sweeteners and see if you can find a new favourite.

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