Stevia is a flowering plant that grows wild in the meadows and mountains of Latin America. Its sweet taste has always been the key to its huge success!

Les champs de mélisse en France, dans la Drôme

What are the benefits of stevia leaf in infusions?

In South America, the Guaraní Indians named stevia ka'á-helê, which means sweet herb.

At the very least we can say they were right: the stevia leaf has 30 to 45 times more sweetening power than sugar. To get rid of the bitterness of maté, the indigenous people would add a few stevia leaves...

This custom has since been adopted by several drinks manufacturers, who have also been won over by stevia's sweet nature.

What kind of stevia is used in Les 2 Marmottes herbal teas?

Stevia has been used as a natural sweetener for almost 2,000 years, and is now cultivated in every corner of the globe.

It was the slightly downy leaves that caught our eye.

Harvested in late autumn, just before the plant flowers, they are then gently dried and cut.

What next? You know what happens. Like the flavour balancers they are, our brewmasters  use stevia to add a sweet, refined note to some Les 2 Marmottes blends.

Infusions et tisanes de mélisse
Mélisse cultivée en plein champ pour infusion apaisante
Les bienfaits de la mélisse en infusion

In which recipes do our brewmasters use stevia?

The queen of discretion, stevia has quietly made its way into several blends.

For example, our Citrus infusion or Lemon-Ginger herbal tea: as the Guaranis did before us, we sought to counterbalance the bitterness of the lemon and orange with a hint of Stevia.

For Apple & Cinnamon tea, what inspired us was more the gourmet side of stevia, which adds a slight jammy note to this infusion.

In Tutti BlossomFruit Blend or 1,2,3...Sleep!, the focus was more on bringing roundness to infusions dominated by floral or herbal aromas.

In fact, thanks to stevia, our brewmasters are always feeling sweet! (and we don't blame them!).

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