Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni), also known as sweetleaf or sugarleaf, is a member of the Compositae (sunflower) family and is native to South and Central America. Stevia has a long history of use as a sweetener, being 200 to 300 times sweeter than sucrose (cane sugar) - so a little goes a long way. It has a slight flavour - similar to licorice or burnt almond. The leaves of the stevia plant, which can be used fresh or dried contain sweetening compounds referred to as steviol glycosides. Stevia has no calories.
Stevia is also heat stable which means it can be used for baking. The powdered product is great for baking or shakes as the sweetness is released almost immediately. The cut and whole leaf is great for teas or other liquids which require steeping. Also cut and whole leaf can be used to make liquid sugar.
Stevia leaves along with its crude extracts have been approved by Health Canada for use both as non-medicinal ingredients, and as medicinal ingredients, in certain natural health products.
The whole leaf Stevia is grown on our farm. The powdered and cut leaf Stevia are purchased from a supplier and are certified organic.
Lemon Tyme Herbal Tea
Lemon Tyme herbal tea is a blend made by us using organic Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodora), organic Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) and sweetened with a touch of organic Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana). Its a refreshing lemony tea that is great hot or cold. Contains no caffeine or calories.
Revival Herbal Tea
Revivial herbal tea is a blend made by us using organic Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), organic German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica), organic Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) and Oat Straw (Avena sativa). Blended to provide a "revival" during that afternoon slump. The calming effects of the lemon balm and chamomile combined with the alertness and mental health benefits of the gotu kola and the nutritional aspects of the stinging nettle and oat straw makes this a great tea to drink at any time of the day. Contains no caffeine or calories.
Nettle Ti Herbal Tea
Nettle Ti herbal tea is a blend made by us of organic Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), Dog Rose (Rosa canina) hips and organic Peppermint (Mentha x piperita). This tea combines the Vitmain C content of the nettle and rose hip along with the digestive powers of the peppermint to create a great tasting and healthy tea. The blend was adapted from an indigenous recipe and as homage to the roots of the recipe, the tea was named "Ti" which is the Mohawk word for tea. Contains no caffeine or calories.