We absolutely wanted to include a whole leaf nettle tea among our offerings, because nettle is one of the best nutritional supplements there is. Many herbalists believe that it is better to drink nettle tea regularly than to invest in any vitamin and mineral tablets or capsules. With a single herb that is not enclosed in a capsule or a tea bag, you are able to evaluate the freshness and vibrancy of your supplement and you can choose a supply from the most recent harvest (it would be much harder to learn the harvest of your herbs in encapsulated nettles).
Our nettles come from three sources: we grow them organically ourselves, and we supplement our harvest with organic nettles from two local organic farms. At one of the farms, Urban Eden Farm in Spokane, WA, we pick the nettles ourselves, remove the leaves from each stem, then air- and shade-dry the leaves on trays over the course of several days or up to two weeks, depending on the level of humidity in the air. It is a labor-intensive process, but we love the work and especially the outcome: a handcrafted tea made of whole, dark green nettle leaves and nothing else—no thick stems, no small unrecognizable bits, no herb dust.
Nettle tea is used by Western herbalists to improve the body’s nutrient levels, especially the levels of minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, and silica. In addition to its use as a dietary supplement, it is also recommended for reducing chronic joint pain. Eastern European herbalists particularly recommend nettles to treat hair loss and to encourage stronger, healthier, and more abundant hair. The brewed, strained tea is also an excellent hair and scalp rinse. For many people, nettles can help to eliminate or decrease the effects of pollen allergies.
An invigorating green-bitter flavor reminiscent of mint.
Leaves of organically cultivated Urtica dioica (stinging nettles). Gluten free. Caffeine free.
Take a few leaves or more and place inside a teapot, tea mug, or French press. Brew using filtered, freshly boiled water. Steep, covered, for 10 minutes, then strain. Add honey or agave nectar if desired.
We hand-package each batch of tea in clear bags made of natural cellulose. The bags are made from wood grown in sustainably managed plantations and are marine degradable and certified compostable.
Freshness guaranteed for 12 months. Full size 28 g (1 oz).
Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time.