Truthfully, I was expecting a bitter, farm-like taste that you only endure because you need the great health benefits.
The experience was exactly the opposite – it almost tasted floral, and just like a basic tulsi tea. It was very pleasant tasting and didn’t even require honey to doctor it up. One could even try adding a slice of ginger root or even a few mint leaves.
- Wash the Nettle leaves (mine had a few bugs and a spider)
- Chop a cup or two of nettle leaves and place in a teapot.
- Pour boiling water over the nettle leaves and let it steep for 15 minutes
- Strain and pour your cup of tea. Enjoy.
- You can use 2 tsp dried nettle per cup if you don’t have fresh leaves. Drink up to 4 cups daily.
Guess whose going to be getting some nettle tea next time they come over? My 93-year old step-mother. She loves anything exciting and healthy. I have often told her that she is my inspiration and my hero!
We’re making Nettle Soup tomorrow!