Ever wonder what “evaporated cane juice”:http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=120 really is? (If you’ve never seen the term before, it’s generally listed in the ingredients of natural foods instead of sugar.) I originally thought, “Wait a minute… that’s just sugar!” Kind of, but most sugar “isn’t vegan”:http://www.vegfamily.com/articles/sugar.htm because of the way it’s processed. So it’s not as different as “stevia”:http://www.truestarhealth.com/Notes/2169001.html, but it’s still something to watch for.
(Sorry, these things cross my mind when I’m drinking tea.)