Nettle – Ortie – Urtica Dioica

0.15 $/g

Nettles, we’ve all heard about their sting, but how many of us know about their ability to sustain life? Jetsun Milarepa certainly knew all about it. According to legend, Milarepa, one of Tibet’s most famous yogis and poets, survived for decades, meditating in a cave, consuming nothing but nettles. The story maintains that he consumed the herb to such an extent that his skin turned green. (Speaking of turning things green, a dye made from nettles was reportedly used to make camouflage in England during WWII.)

While there is no way to scientifically corroborate Milarepa’s story, since he died in the year 1135, what is known is that nettles are high in protein, vitamin C, vitamin A and Iron, and has been held in high regard by health and wellness practitioners throughout recorded history. No less notable a personage than Hippocrates, the great physician of Greek antiquity, recorded more than 61 medicinal uses for the plant. To this day, natural health practitioners prize nettle for its ability to stimulate the lymph system, relieve arthritis symptoms, reduce gingivitis, treat the common cold, ease asthma symptoms and more – amazing.
As an herbal tea, nettle holds up very well in the cup, offering herbaceous notes that are superb either on their own or with a dash of honey. Nettles can be brewed the way you would any herbal or loose-leaf tea, then strained into the cup before drinking. And in case you’re wondering, no, the tea doesn’t sting! Enjoy the sweet nectar of nature today.

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Description

INFUSION: Green / gold

STEEPING TIME

TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon 1 heaping teaspoon 1.5 heaping teaspoon
MILD 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendation 3-5 min
TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons 1 heaping teaspoon 2 heaping teaspoon
MILD 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendation 3-5 min
SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:

MILK SUGAR LEMON MINT
NO NO NO NO
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml into the pot. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving into the pot. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

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