How I Make My Nettle Tea Taste A Lil Better

in #life7 months ago

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I got up early to clean, feed the chickens, make some dill pickle slices...
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And most importantly take advantage of the wonderful sunshine!
My dog Pico got a new tshirt and I know he was dying to go for a walk and show it off!
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He was super happy!
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The air got nippy so as soon as we got home I needed to drink something hot, what better thing to drink than some respiratory health boosting tea!
The day I harvested nettles not only did I make a nourishing tea concentrate but I also dehydrated a few leaves to store.
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With these I make a nettle tea that’s very good for inflammation and lung health as well! I personally do not like the flavor of nettles on their own so I mix them up a little!
To 2 tablespoons of dried nettle leaves I add a tablespoon of dragon pearl jasmine tea, a squeeze of half a lemon and pour over 8 oz of boiling water.
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I let it steep for 5 minutes and then I serve with a teaspoon of raw organic honey!
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Super good and deliciously warming!
Tea on hand, I sat down to read for a bit.
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Today feels awfully calm and I hope the feeling continues throughout the week because who knows what specially tomorrow might bring with all the commotion going on. I just hope we are always safe and prepared!
May your home be filled with warmth, your pantry full and may you always have good health!
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Xo,
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Please remember, although natural, this is a medicinal tincture and you should consult with your physician in case there’s a possibility of interfering with any medical condition or treatment. Please do not give to children without first consulting a medical professional. This is not intended to treat, prevent or cure any condition. Keep this and any tinctures away from children and pets!

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Now that you mention this I need to get out my nettle to put in my morning tea. I make a quart mason jar of English gunpowder green tea every morning and need to start putting a dash of nettle in with it. Damn, I have to get my horehound and drop a couple leaves in as well. I was just thinking this morning how I would like to vary the flavors up on my morning tea, so thank you. Very prescient post!

Glad it came in handy! Now that you have your freeze dryer you can freeze dry citrus peels and lemon balm then grind it to add into your tea! I use my dehydrator for this purpose but I bet with the freeze dryer the flavor is much more intense!

I was thinking I need to try citrus! I saw @gringalicious post about her photo shoot in Boise and in it were what looked like dried slices of lemon and lime for drinks and it made me instantly want to try it in the freeze drier.

Now I have to ACTUALLY make an herb garden so I can run them through the freeze drier as well.

You will love it!!!