Guangxi sweet tea, a kind of rare plant with health care function, non-toxicity, low calorie, and high sweetness, is one of the three sweet plants growing naturally in Guangxi province. Also known as Rubus suavissimus S. Lee (Rosaceae), it is a shrub widely grown in southwestern China, leaves of which are usually used as an herbal tea, a different leaf tea from the well-known green tea (Camellia sinensis). It is particularly referred as Tian-cha or Sweet Tea in China, because of its natural sweetness. Rubusoside is a main active component in this kind of sweet tea, which is employed as a non-sugar sweetener with high sweetness and low calorific value. Its sweetness is 300 times of sucrose, and its flavor is close to sucrose. It is the best sugar substitute for all ages. It is a calorie-free sugar substitute. Sweet tea is popular among health foodies, dieters, and diabetics because it does not increase blood glucose levels.
Wild sweet tea leaves live at an altitude of 1,100 meters mountain, pure natural environment, pollution-free. Sweet tea has a special taste, mellow flavor, quenching thirst, is a rare, valuable, new natural health tea for all seasons drinks.
It contains 18 kinds of amino acids, especially 8 amino acids which cannot be absorbed from food only produced from our body such as lysine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, also rich in the various body necessary trace elements and many kinds of vitamins. The high nutrient content is one of the hallmarks of sweet tea.
Chinese sweet tea is a traditional Chinese herbal tea. The tea has long been used to alleviate kidney symptoms, and a recent Japanese study also indicates that it has anti-inflammatory effects and helps against allergies. It is good for people, especially those who suffer from diabetes, obesity, hypertension, constipation, bronchitis, pollen-allergic, rhinitis, angina and also good for those heavy smokers and drinkers.
How to use: Dried leaves from the plant can be used in hot or cold drinks, or on their own as herbal tea. You might use the leaf in its refined liquid or powder form, or sweeten your food with it. It can be used in processing pastry, bread, beverage, chocolate, as well as homemade cooking.