Rock sugar is fine; assuming we’re talking about a small amount—less than a teaspoon—because there’s little nutritional difference between the two. Rock sugar may enhance a tea’s flavor or provide a unique profile like honey does. Stevia is naturally derived, mild and saves only 16 calories per teaspoon. If you’re concerned with the total amount used on a daily or weekly basis, remember a weaker tea brew requires less sweetener. – Debbie J., MS, RD
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