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Nettle and Mint – My Favourite Everyday Herbal Tea

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Herbal tea is something that I really love. I love to mix different flavours and it’s like I get a surprise each time I make them, because it tastes a bit different every time. Don’t you think it’s amazing how something that grows by itself, that we can just pick when we go for a walk (well, at least here in Croatia we still can:-)) can smell so great, taste great and most important, have so many benefits for our health?

Those benefits of herbal teas and herbs in general are so well hidden, that you can only be aware of them if you start to research them. Which I absolutely think you should:-).

Tea is my everyday beverage and one of my favourite is nettle and mint herbal tea. Actually, nettle is my base for every tea I make because it’s flavour is neutral and I can combine it with every other herb I want.

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The Benefits of Nettle

“Nettle is one of the most useful herbs. If people understood how beneficial this plant is, everyone would plant nettles only.”

There are so many benefits of nettle that it would just make this post too long to read if I write all of them, so I will write just a few:

  • it is the best plant for cleansing and improving the blood
  • it’s great for those who feel tired often
  • nettle tea is a diuretic and is good to use as a part of the spring cleansing of the organism

If you want to know about other nettle benefits, this article Nettle – a miraculous cure explains it well.

The Benefits of Mint

Beside her amazing smell, which is the main reason I started using it (to be honest with you:-)), I think that mint is a herb that everyone should have at home. And not just for tea blends, but also to use while cooking. It just ads that something special wherever you use it.

Mint is also considered as one of the best healing herbs. Some of the benefits are:

  • it helps with travel sickness
  • it enhances weight-loss
  • it alleviates stress

You can also read this article to learn more about why should we use mint more often (and not just in mojitos 😉).

Making the Herbal Tea

Making herbal tea is no science fiction, you just have to know a little bit about the flavour of a specific herb and you’re good to go.

For one cup of nettle and mint herbal tea use:

1 teaspoon of nettle
1 teaspoon of mint
1 teaspoon ( preferred wooden) of honey (optional)*

  1. Bring water to boil and then remove it from heat
  2. Add the herbs and cover the pan
  3. Leave it for 10-15 minutes
  4. Strain tea
  5. Once it’s a little bit cooled, add honey.

*I add honey in every tea, because it gives it the sweetness I like. You can add sugar or nothing at all.

Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

I would love to hear from you. Do you love herbal teas? Which is your favourite? Do you buy blends or you make your own?

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17 Comments

  1. I love herbal tea, but I don’t make it fresh like this as often as I should! My favourite is pukka’s ‘cleanse’ which contains nettle, peppermint and fennel!

  2. Beautiful pictures – and such a good idea! When I was a child, my mother used to collect nettles for so many things : soup, shampoo (good for dandruffs), rope (you can braid it and it’s very strong, perfect for the garden)…

  3. I have never had Nettle tea but I have tried other herbal drinks. I used to drink Black current infusion A LOT. Now not so. I just drink way to much fizzy now.. /cry…

    John M

  4. I didn’t realize it until I took a class on detoxification, but my son is an herbal tea fanatic. Not any herbal tea will do, but often times he’ll venture out in nature and find his own plants. Apparently, he learned everything he knows from a night stock person at our local grocery store, who’s a walking encyclopedia of all things herbal. Bonus? He’s willing to share with me all of the best spots for picking, if I’m ever interested Now that’s an offer too good to be true! x

  5. To be honest I had no idea what nettle was before your post. But it sounds extra beneficial. Mint tea is actually my favorite as well, but I’d love to try it with some nettle now. Next time I see it at the supermarket I’ll be sure to grab some.

    1. 😄 I understand that you didn’t know, because we all use herbs that are in our region! When I read some articles about this, there are so many of them that I’ve never heard of, since we don’t have them here in Croatia! But you can buy it online and it’s really not expensive.

  6. I am anemic and feel tired often. I would love to try nettle. Is this something I can buy at the store???? I’m going to look for some on Monday.. 🙂 Thank you so much.

    1. Tamara, thank you! Yes, you can buy it in any store, at least here in Croatia you can. Also, you can buy it online.

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