Member recipe by tabbieom
ServingsServes 1 - 6 Glasses
A perfect way to get rid of those nettles on a cold day as a warming drink or on a hot day as cool iced tea.
- 1 cup of nettles
- 4 cups of water
- 1 tbsp of sugar or honey (optional)
- Find some nettles and cut of the leaves with as little stem as possible (the older looking nettles are sweeter). Fill up a cup full and wash them thoroughly in warm water. Put the nettles in a large saucepan with 4 cups of water and add the sugar or honey.
- Put the pan on the hob and bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Taste the tea and add any more sugar if needed. Serve in mugs with a nettle for decoration.
- (For the iced-tea) Put the tea on the side for 30 minutes then transfer to the fridge for 2 hours. Serve with ice and a nettle for decoration.