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Nettle Ice Tea

If you are still looking for the perfect beverage to drink on hot summer days, this nettle-fennel iced tea recipe is for you.


  • 1 litre water
  • 3 tablespoon dried nettle
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh fennel (bulb or fronds)
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


Heat the water in a pot, bring it to a boil, then remove from the stove. Add nettle to the pot and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Add fennel and mint, stir in the honey. Cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Filter your tea, strain into a pitcher, and stir in the lemon juice. Serve over ice.