For more of the flavor and sweet constituents of the Stevia leaf to be released, drying and crushing is necessary. Dried Stevia Leaves are considerably sweeter than the fresh one, and are the form of Stevia used in brewing herbal tea. Dried Stevia Leaf may come in bulk or packaged like tea bags. You can also get it finely powdered. It has a greenish color and can be used in a wide variety of foods and beverages, including coffee, applesauce, and hot cereals. You also can use it to make an herbal tea blend. Its distinctive flavor is reminiscent of licorice, which will blend very well with different aromatic spices, such as cinnamon and ginger.