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"How are you feeling? Kind of under the weather? Like you've got the flu? That would be the ricin I gave you. I slipped it into that Stevia crap that you're always putting in your tea."
Walter White to Lydia Rodarte-Quayle.[src]

Stevia is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute. Lydia Rodarte-Quayle always uses it in her chamomile soy milk tea.


Breaking Bad[]

Season 5[]

When Mike Ehrmantraut meets with Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, there's an empty Stevia packet on the table between them. ("Madrigal")

A nervous Lydia adds Stevia to her tea before meeting with Walter White who demands the names of Mike's ten men who are in prison. ("Gliding Over All")

During one of Lydia's meetings with Todd Alquist, she discovers that there is only a single Stevia packet in the dispenser on the table. Lydia plays with it as she talks to Todd and Walt after he interrupts their meeting, having known Lydia's schedule from their own meetings. After a waiter delivers her tea, Lydia asks for more Stevia and adds the packet that was already at the table to her drink as she implies to Todd that they should kill Walt.

Later, an ill Lydia tries to call Todd, only to reach Walt who reveals that Jack Welker's Gang are all dead. Much to Lydia's shock, Walt tells her that he has fatally poisoned her with ricin by putting it into "that Stevia crap" that Lydia is always putting into her tea. ("Felina")