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Organic Nettle Leaf

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$17.95 USD
88 servings, 20¢ per serving
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31 servings, 30¢ per serving
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6 servings
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Our loose leaf Organic Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), also known as stinging nettle, is a perennial member of the Urticaceae family grown in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Contrary to its name, this dried organic herbal tea does not sting like the fresh leaves do! It is a common ingredient in folk medicine because of its high iron content and diuretic properties. While usually consumed for health reasons, Nettle Leaf is a caffeine-free herbal tea that can also be enjoyed for its flavor -- however it often doesn’t make a convert until the third or fourth try. Its green leaves brew a vivid yellow cup that has a distinct aroma of damp hay and dandelion. The thick, herbaceous brew lingers in the upper palate with sweet, grassy notes that give way to savory, buttery tarragon as the liquor cools.

Ingredients: organic USA nettle


Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water

Staff Perspectives


Aubrey Says: As we mention in the description above, Nettle is an herbal tea that takes some time to warm up to. Unlike many teas that win me over in the first mouthful, Nettle is a slow burn. Don’t give up too soon, as you’ll find that it grows on you!


Sarah Says: Not surprisingly, I like Nettle because of its slight chamomile-like quality (you may notice that our Organic Chamomile is my all-time favorite herbal tea!). In contrast to Chamomile, Nettle has a thicker mouthfeel and is less floral.

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We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.


Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water


Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)


Steeping time: 5-7 minutes

Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Herbal teas, unlike tea from the plant camellia sinensis, do not get astringent with longer brew times. So if you happen to steep longer than 7 minutes, don’t worry! Your herbal tea will gain more flavor, but it will never become astringent!

Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!