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 two sources: we grow them organically ourselves as much as possible, and we supplement our harvest with nettles grown for us on a small woman-run organic farm in Idaho. This farm grows several herbs for us and dries them to our specifications. We receive fresh shipments of whole dried nettle stems about a week after the herbs were picked, and then we store them away from moisture and light exposure. When we are ready to package nettles into the cellophane bags and boxes, we detach the leaves manually from the stems, so you receive whole leaves and just the leaves. Nettle tea is caffeine-free.
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).
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 certified compostable and recyclable.
Freshness guaranteed for 12 months. Full size 1 oz. (28 g).
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.