Spring Nettle & Lemon Balm Tea
1 oz of leaf loose tea. All herbs grown in my garden and by my friend Michelle at nearby Cutting Root Farm. Subtle, grassy flavor with hints of lemon, mint, and anise.
About Spring Nettle & Lemon Balm Tea…
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is an early emerging plant in spring and is a mineral-rich tonic herb. It may have purifying and strengthening effects on the blood and kidneys and may help to cleanse the body of toxins as the seasons move from winter to spring. Please consult your doctor if you are on prescription medications before using nettle tea. I harvest nettles from my organic patch (with gloves!) and dry them on screens. I love the subtle, grassy flavor of nettles.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) has been used throughout history to both energize and calm. It’s fresh, lemony flavor adds an energizing note to teas.
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a calming and soothing herb for the stomach and digestive tracts and lovely to blend with other herbs in teas for a fresh and minty taste!
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) leaves and pretty purple flowers offer a touch of anise flavor to the mix. I love watching the bees visit these flowers in the summer!
My favorite way to make this tea is to brew 3 tsp in a quart of hot water and make an infusion by steeping for 2 hours or so. Then I chill the tea in a bottle in the fridge and drink cold for a refreshing, mineral-rich tonic!
Ingredients: stinging nettle, lemon balm, peppermint, anise hyssop
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.