A cup of nettle tea and a bottle of tea leaves on a table
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Nutritious Nettle Tea Recipe

A beverage that's satisfyingly refreshing, with a hay-like texture and a slightly bitter taste!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nettle tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 2 people
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1 cup fresh nettle leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp honey/sugar (optional)


  • To make nettle tea, first, bring water to a boil on the stove. 
  • To the boiling water, add the fresh nettle leaves and reduce the heat down to medium. 
  • Let the leaves steep in the water for five to seven minutes. If you want the flavor to be stronger, allow the leaves to steep in water for a longer duration. 
  • If the flavor is too potent for your liking, you can add a spoonful of honey or sugar to enhance the taste. Once done, serve the tea warm and enjoy the hot, nutritional beverage.
    A cup of nettle tea with fresh nettle leaves


If you're using fresh nettle leaves, use only a cup of the leaves for every 2 cups of water. If you're using dried nettle leaves, only add a tsp for every 8 ounces of water.