Sugar Shock: Is Your Favorite Tea Concealing Sweet Surprises?

Sugar Shock: Is Your Favorite Tea Concealing Sweet Surprises?

Sugar can be pretty sneaky – just because it’s not labeled as “sugar” doesn’t mean your product is sugar-free. In fact, there are over 56 different names for sugar! Manufacturers use these terms to hide the sweet stuff, making it tricky for us to spot.

Some teas hide things we’d rather not sip. From artificial flavors to unwanted chemicals, the full story isn’t always on the label. Some teas take shortcuts with cheaper fillers, sacrificing quality and authenticity.

Before you grab your usual tea, take a good look at the label – front, back, and sides. Here are the sugar synonyms - the most common names for sugar (Excluding artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes).

Basic Simple Sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides):

  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
  • Sucrose

Solid or Granulated Sugars:

  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Castor sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar (aka, powdered sugar)
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextrin
  • Diastatic malt
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Florida crystals
  • Golden sugar
  • Glucose syrup solids
  • Grape sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • Maltodextrin
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Panela sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Sugar (granulated or table)
  • Sucanat
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar

Liquid or Syrup Sugars:

  • Agave Nectar/Syrup
  • Barley malt
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Buttered sugar/buttercream
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Corn syrup
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Golden syrup
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Rice syrup
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Treacle (Source:

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