Nettle Tea: The Summer Super Drink

Nettle tea is a perfect and healthy summer thirst quencher

Discover the Health Benefits and Refreshing Taste of Nettle Tea
- The Smallest House -

Door Niels

Nettle Tea: A Healthy and Delicious Thirst Quencher Full of Nutrients

Have you ever tasted the refreshing taste of nettle tea? This unique tea, with its earthy undertones and light, spicy aftertaste, is a favorite of tea lovers worldwide. But did you also know that nettle tea is packed with health benefits?

Nettle tea, a simple yet powerful drink, has a long history of use for its health-promoting properties [1]. It is not only a delicious thirst quencher, but also a source of essential nutrients that contribute to our overall health [2].

Fresh nettle in nature.

The Benefits of Our Organic Nettle Tea for Your Body

Our nettle tea is made from carefully selected and dried nettle leaves. These leaves are hand-picked at the peak of their natural cycle to preserve their powerful nutrients. They are then dried naturally, creating an intensely aromatic tea.

Our organic nettle tea is not just any tea. It is a diuretic drink that boosts your immune system [3], improves your skin [4], aids your digestion and can even aid weight loss. It is a natural source of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function optimally.

Stinging nettle (Urtica) is a genus of plants, of which the large stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) and the small stinging nettle (Urticaurens) are found in the Netherlands and Belgium. Despite the irritable nature of this plant, the (dried) stinging settle in particular is often used in the kitchen, for example for soup or herbal tea. The nutritional value of the nettle is renowned.

Nettle Tea: An Invigorating Tea For Your Natural Healing And Support Of Your Body​

Nettle tea is more than just a hot drink. It is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to treat various health problems. It can help relieve muscle pain, strengthen bones and provide anti-allergic action. It is an invigorating tea that supports your body in its natural healing process.

Nettle tea is not only a tasty drink, but also a real medicinal herb. The active compounds in nettle include iron, calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, D and K, as well as several flavonoids known for their powerful antioxidant properties [5].

Nettle is rich in iron, a mineral that plays a vital role in the production of red blood cells and the transport of oxygen throughout the body. This makes it a valuable support in the prevention of anemia [6].

Calcium and vitamin D, present in nettle, are essential for strong bones and a healthy immune system. Calcium is needed for bone growth and development in children and the maintenance of strong bones in adults. It also plays a role in muscle contraction and effective blood clotting. Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption, regulates blood calcium levels, and also plays a role in lung function, cardiovascular health, regulation of insulin and glucose metabolism, and brain, immune, and nervous system health [7].

Vitamin A supports cell growth, immune function, fetal development and vision. It also helps maintain surface tissues such as the skin, intestines, lungs, bladder, and inner ear, and supports the growth and distribution of T cells, a type of white blood cell that protects the body from infection [8].

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from the effects of free radicals, molecules that may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases [9].

Flavonoids, such as quercetin in stinging nettle, have anti-inflammatory properties and may help relieve allergy symptoms.

Fresh nettle tea in a glass tea cup. Fresh nettle leaf in the foreground and background.

Nettle tea: An invigorating tea for your natural healing and support of your body

Nettle Tea: A Piece of History in Your Cup

The history of nettle use is rich and varied. Already in ancient times, peoples recognized the medicinal properties of this plant. The ancient Egyptians used nettle to treat arthritis and lumbago, while the Romans rubbed nettle leaves on their bodies to generate heat and protect against the cold.

In the Middle Ages, nettle was used for its diuretic and laxative properties. It was also valued for its ability to treat skin conditions and heal wounds. Tea made from nettle leaves was a popular home remedy and used to treat everything from digestive problems to skin irritations and inflammation.

The use of nettle as a health-promoting drink is therefore certainly not new, but a tradition that has been passed down through the ages. By drinking a cup of nettle tea, you are part of a long history and legacy of natural healing and wellness.

It really is a cup of tea with a rich history, full of health-promoting nutrients and a delicious taste.

Discover the Unique Taste of Nettle Tea​

In terms of taste, nettle tea is mild and slightly sweet, with a slight earthy undertone, which some compare to a light touch of spinach. It's a taste you have to experience to really appreciate. And best of all, you know that every sip is packed with health-promoting nutrients. It goes perfectly with other herbal teas such as chamomile or peppermint. In the summer months you can also enjoy a refreshing Iced Tea of nettle tea.

How To Brew Nettle Tea: Brewing Instructions​

Brewing nettle tea is a simple process. Whether you use fresh or dried nettles, the most important thing is to give the tea enough time to steep so that you get all the benefits of the nettle in your cup. Follow our simple steps to brew a perfect cup of nettle tea and enjoy the health benefits it offers.

  1. Bring water to a boil. Make sure you use good quality water, preferably filtered water.
  2. Take a teaspoon of nettle tea and add it to a teapot or mug. You can also use a tea strainer if you prefer not to have loose leaves in your tea.
  3. Carefully pour the boiling water over the thyme in the teapot or mug. Let the whole thing steep for about 5 minutes, so that the taste and healing properties of nettle are fully released.
  4. Use a tea strainer or tea strainer to remove the nettle leaves from the tea.
  5. Pour the nettle tea into your favorite cup and enjoy the soothing aromas and flavors.
Freshly brewed nettle tea in a cup on a wooden board with a teapot next to it.

Dried Nettle Tea vs. Fresh Nettle Tea: What Do You Need To Know?

Whether you choose dried or fresh nettle tea, both forms offer health benefits. Dried nettle tea is useful because you can store and use it all year round.

Fresh nettle tea, on the other hand, offers a slightly different flavor and may have higher levels of certain nutrients. It all comes down to personal preference.

You may be wondering what the difference is between dried nettle and fresh nettle and which one is best to use for making nettle tea. Both variants have their own characteristics:

Dried Nettle: Dried nettle leaves have a deep, distinct flavor. The drying process concentrates the natural flavors of the nettle, resulting in a richer and fuller-bodied tea. Dried leaves can be added directly to hot water and are available year round.

Fresh Nettle: Fresh nettle leaves provide a bright, vibrant flavor that is often perceived as softer and 'greener' than the more concentrated, robust flavor of dried leaves. Vrese nettle is best harvested in the spring, when the leaves are still young and soft.

A scoop of dried nettle, with a basket of dried nettle next to it.

Nettle is an herb that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and wonderful aroma.

Is there caffeine in Nettle Tea?​

No, there is no caffeine in Nettle tea. This herbal tea really and only consists of Nettles, without additives. Therefore, nettle tea is also an excellent choice for anyone sensitive to caffeine or looking for a relaxing drink. You can enjoy nettle tea any time of the day without worrying about the stimulating effects of caffeine.

Nettle tea as the basis of a refreshing iced tea, a refreshing thirst quencher in the summer

Did you know that nettle tea is not only delicious to drink warm, but also as Iced Tea

Recipe: Iced Nettle Tea

  1. Brew a strong pot of nettle tea and let it cool.
  2. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a little honey or agave syrup to sweeten.
  3. Let the tea cool completely and serve with ice cubes and a few fresh mint leaves for extra freshness.

Our conclusion about Nettle Tea

Nettle tea is a powerful, nutritious drink that offers a wide variety of health benefits. Whether you are looking for a natural way to boost your immune system, improve your skin, support your digestive system or simply enjoy a delicious cup of tea, nettle tea is an excellent choice.

It is a tasty, nutrient-rich tea with numerous health benefits. Whether you drink it warm on a cold winter evening or serve it cold as a refreshing summer drink, nettle tea is a tea worth exploring.

At Het Kleinste Huis we strive for sustainability and authenticity in all our products, so that you can enjoy the purity and strength of our nettle tea with peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nettle Tea

Store Nettle Tea in an airtight container or container in a cool, dark, and dry place. This helps to preserve the taste, aroma and quality of the tea and ensures that the tea stays fresh for longer.

Yes, Nettle tea can be combined with other herbs and spices to create unique and flavorful blends. Some popular combinations are thyme with lemon balm, mint, chamomile or ginger. Experiment with different combinations to find your favorite blend.

Yes, Nettle Tea is naturally caffeine-free, making it a great choice for those sensitive to caffeine or looking for a calming drink before bed.

Although nettle tea is generally considered safe, it is advisable to use caution when consuming the herbs during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If in doubt, always consult a doctor or midwife before using Nettle tea or other herbs.

Nettle tea can be drunk daily, but it is important to listen to your body and enjoy tea in moderation. As with any herb, excessive consumption of thyme can cause side effects in some people.

Nettle tea generally stays fresh and flavorful for a period of 1 to 2 years if properly stored. Always check the best before date on the package and watch for changes in taste and aroma as an indication of the freshness of the tea.

Nettle tea, treat yourself with it!

Herbal teas such as nettle tea provide a delicious alternative to traditional teas and are a wonderful addition to any tea collection.

Nettle tea offers a range of benefits for your body and well-being. And it is a wonderful thirst quencher for the summer months. You can drink this tea hot or cold.

Cheers! Enjoy your delicious cup of Nettle Tea!

- Niels -

Tea Shop The Smallest House​

Our nettle tea is selected and processed with the utmost care, so you can be sure that you are getting a product that is bursting with flavor and health benefits.

In addition to our Nettle tea, we also sell many other teas. All available in store and online!


Hi, I'm Niels and a passionate tea lover. Since 2014 I share my love for tea in my own shop, Het Kleinste Huis, and on my blog. Here I share my knowledge and experiences to inspire and inform others about the fascinating world of tea. Follow my blog and discover new flavors, teas and adventures with me.

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