Stinging Nettle Herbal Tea - Urtica Dioica
Ouch! is the usual response to stumbling upon this familiar herb. After youve tried it as a tea though we are sure your first response will be Yum!.
Nettle has a long history of being used in food and drinks. The young leaves of some of the non-stinging varieties make nutrient rich salads! Its an excellent source of potassium, iron, and magnesium as well as vitamin A and beta-carotene. Yes, the same stuff in carrots that promotes good eye health. All this and more make it a strong addition to your tea pot. Give it a brew today and discover an unmistakably herbaceous tea with rich, grassy notes and a light sweetness, reminiscent of aniseed or mint leaf.
This tea is delicious on its own or mixed with other herbs to make your own blends. Dried stinging nettle is also a popular ingredient for soups, stews or, for example, falafel. They are also perfect for green smoothies and salads as well as an ingredient for pesto.
Serving Suggestion: Adrian likes this tea with a little honey and lemon. Liza drinks hers iced
Ingredients: Stinging nettle leaves
Country of origin: Bulgaria.
Caffeine content: Caffeine-free
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours.
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100Â°C for 3-7 min