Stinging Nettle Tea Recipe

Chopped Nettle LeavesYesterday, after writing about all those great health benefits of Stinging Nettle Tea, I went ahead and made some. 

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.

Method:

  1. Wash the Nettle leaves (mine had a few bugs and a spider)
  2. Chop a cup or two of nettle leaves and place in a teapot.
  3. Pour boiling water over the nettle leaves and let it steep for 15 minutes
  4. Strain and pour your cup of tea.  Enjoy.
  5. 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!

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