Freshly brewed stinging nettle tea can be described as typically herbal with a slight hint of spinach. Nettle Tea is reported to have many health benefits, high in vitamins A, C, K, calcium, potassium and iron.
The stinging nettle itself is only one variety of the plant,
which is collectively named "nettle plant". In Europe, approximately
45 sorts of this plant can be found. The different sorts grow between 10 and
250 cm high. Their very small and often un-recognised blossoms are often
pale-white. Not only small insects fly onto the inconspicuous
blossoms, but also a lot of different types of butterflies use the stinging
nettle as food plant when they are still caterpillars. The human being,
however, likes the younger shoots better and uses them, depending on age and
freshness, for salads, spinach or even for delicious cheese.
This brew has many health benefits, please take care or consult your health care provider before taking any herbal supplement.
Stinging nettle leaves
Use a tea
ball, tea filter or tea pot with a tea strainer.
Freshly drawn water
should be used and brought to the boil.
Use 3-4 heaped tblsp/ltr and let the leaves infuse for 10 minutes.
Pour into your favourite tea cup and enjoy!