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Nettle Tea

Prep Time 20 mins
Drying time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Foraging


  • food fryer


  • fresh nettle leaves


  • Clean the nettle leaves and stems in very hot water (not boiling), sometimes I wash them twice to get rid of all the insects and dust. Some people prefer to just use leaves which is fine also.
  • Once they are clean, place them onto a clean dishtowel or paper towels, and pat them dry. 
  • Spread the nettle onto the drying trays of a dehydrator. Set the temperature at its lowest setting ( 35°C) and dry for 6 – 9 hours. 
  • The stems will take longer to dry compared to the leaves, so always test them instead of the leaves to determine if the drying is done.
    If you want, you can also separate the leaves and the stems and dry them separately.
    Store the dried nettle in a glass jar.
  • When making tea - place one tablespoon of dried nettle into a cup and add boiling water. Cover and let it steep for about 6-7 minutes.
    You can have it on its own or some people have ginger or sliced lemon with it .. Enjoy!


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Keyword alternative medicine