What is Nettle Tea?
Nettle tea is a herbal tea made from the leaves and roots of the stinging nettle plant. Nettle tea is an infusion or decoction, depending on how you prepare it. It is often considered to be one of the best herbal infusions for overall health and wellness.
Where does Nettle Tea come from?
Our Nettle Tea is a product of Eastern Europe or Germany (batch dependant).
What’s the history of Nettles?
Nettles are considered by many to be a bothersome pest, but the nettle has been used since ancient times as a source of food, fibre, and medicinal preparations. In Denmark, burial shrouds made of nettle fabrics have been discovered that date back to the Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC).
What does Nettle Tea look like?
Nettle Tea is dark green shrivelled leaves.
How would you describe the flavour and odour of Nettle Tea?
Nettle Tea has a slight odour and a slightly bitter taste.
What are alternative names for Nettle Tea?
Alternative names for nettle tea include Common Nettle, Stinging Nettle, European Stinging Nettle, Ortiga Ancha, Gerrais, Isirgan, Kazink, Grande Ortie, Ortie, Urtiga, Chichicaste, Wergulu and Brennessel.
What is the suggested use for Nettle Tea?
The leaves can be used to make tea, beer, wine and soup; they can also be added to cheese and are the traditional ‘wrapping’ for Cornish Yarg cheese. The plant can also be used to make paper, and a natural insecticide can be obtained from the leaves as well as an organic plant fertiliser. Green dye can be obtained from the leaf. An extract from the plant is used in the cosmetic industry to make shampoos for dandruff prone hair and for strengthening hair.
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