A very soothing, healthful drink.
Combine 1 part nettles and 2 parts water (e.g. 1 c. nettles to 2 c. water) in a saucepan.
Bring to a near boil, then lower heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Strain liquid into cups, sweeten if desired, and enjoy hot or cold.
Save the cooked leaves for soup, pesto, etc. (may need a bit more cooking time to fully soften).
Make tea stronger by adding less water and/or steeping longer.
Recipe created or adapted by Liz Talley, Urban Graze
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