Brew Nettle Tea at Home

Last updated: May 18, 2020, at 1:21 p.m. PT

Originally published: May 15, 2020, at 2:09 p.m. PT


With a few more rainy days in the forecast before the summer sun moves in, why not forage for some fresh springtime stinging nettle and warm up with a cup of nettle tea? Stinging nettle is full of flavor, vitamins, nutrients, and makes an incredible cup of goodness. Be careful, though! While stinging nettle is perfectly safe to consume once it’s been processed (like it is in this recipe!), when it’s raw, it’s small spines can be quite prickly and cause skin irritation.

Materials Needed

  • Picked stinging nettle. We recommend scissors and gloves to pick the nettle.
  • Sturdy pot
  • A heat source – a stove top, open fire
  • Water
  • Optional: Add-ins like honey, lemon, or whatever you like in your tea!

We recommend about ¼ cup of fresh nettle leaves per 12oz of water.

Category: Camp Activity