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Nettle Tea

By tabbieom (GoodFood Community)
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    • Plus cooling for iced tea
  • Easy
  • Makes 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.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of nettles
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp of sugar or honey (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1
    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.
  • STEP 2
    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.
  • STEP 3
    (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.
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