Organic Nettle Leaf

Thick, herbaceous brew with grassy, savory, and buttery tarragon notes

certified organic fair trade certified
Organic Nettle Leaf

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Organic Nettle Leaf


Our loose leaf Organic Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), also known as stinging nettle, is a perennial member of the Urticaceae family grown in Vermont, 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 leaf

Origin: Vermont, USA

Foster Farm, Vermont, USA

Our nettle is grown on Foster Farm in Calais, Vermont. Foster Farm has been in the same family for over 200 years. They grow, harvest and process certified organic botanicals. Owners Peter and Annie originally founded the organic condiment company Annie's Naturals, and are exceptionally meticulous about the production methods, cleanliness and quality of the botanicals grown on their farm. Peter loves farming and Annie loves plants. The two melded their interests and passions together to establish their organic medicinal herb farm Foster Farm Botanicals. Now a band of ten, Foster Farm takes great pride in producing diverse botanicals, from growing and harvesting to drying and milling every botanical on their property. They are committed to being stewards of the land and are grateful to share their love of plants with the devoted crew and customers at Arbor Teas!

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend herbal and rooibos teas to be steeped for 5 to 7 minutes in water heated to a full rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. If you want a stronger brew, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Lea

    "I drink a cup or two in the morning or evening as a way to add a boost of iron to my diet. Try it blended with our Organic Crimson Berry Tisane for a fruity kick!"

  • Sarah

    "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."

  • Marina

    "This is the tea I drink whenever I'm busier than usual. It helps keep me feeling strong & healthy. I also love gifting this tea to loved ones when they are ill. When sick, it's one of the few flavors I can still taste."

Health Benefits


Nettle leaves dried for a tisane boast a number of potential health properties. It is a common ingredient in folk medicine because of its iron content and diuretic properties. Research has also linked nettle extract with antiproliferative (prevents spread of cells, especially malignant cells) effects on human prostate cancer cells. Nettle comes with the warning that drinking an excessive amount may result in an increased amount of estrogen in the body.

For more information about the health benefits of Nettle and other types of herbs, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Herbal Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 5
    Love it in blends!

    Posted by Emily on 1st Jul 2021

    I admit I don't love the taste of nettle on its own, but I appreciate its health benefits so I've been adding the steeped, cooled tea to other Arbor Teas, and frankly I think it's delicious that way. My favorite right now, since it's summer, is blending it with the raspberry green tea and drinking it over ice with fresh mint. This will always have a place in my tea collection!

  • 5
    Very Fresh!

    Posted by Debbie on 17th May 2021

    Love this tea!Has a mild grassy taste which is not offensive at all,and very green compared to other nettle teas i have bought......Nettle is great for so many things i have found but what started me on it was w 1 16 oz cup gets rid of UTI pain within minutes!I I am now drinking daily to prevent them and other health benefits.This company has the freshest that i have found.

  • 5

    Posted by Carly B on 12th Jan 2021

    I wasn’t sure what I thought when I took the first sip, but once I finished the cup, I knew this was going to be a new favorite of mine. The flavor is earthy and builds up slowly, never being too weak or too overpowering. It’s the perfect cup to drink on a rainy spring or summer day. I bought this tea for its health benefits, and I’ll be more than happy to keep drinking it!

  • 4
    Leafy flavor

    Posted by Emily Yocom on 15th Nov 2020

    Not my favorite, especially after reading that people use it as an alternative to green tea, so I guess my comparing it to green tea was my downfall because I didn’t think it stood up to green tea at all. It has a very grassy, leafy flavor that’s great for people who like those earthy flavors, but I’m not one of those people so I probably won’t get it again.

  • 5

    Posted by Haley DiRenzo on 14th Nov 2019

    Great on it's own but i also like pairing qith other herbs like lavender, lemongrass, and/or hibiscus. It has a buttery grassy taste.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by gabrielle mccabe on 8th Nov 2018

    Very fresh quality and great taste!

  • 5
    Our new favorite!

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 22nd Dec 2017

    This tea is addictively good! We did not know what to expect but our taste buds love it and our bodies love it too! IThe tea has such clean taste ( without being grassy), we just crave for the lightness of this new tea! We will be back for more!

  • 5
    My new morning cuppa

    Posted by Johanna on 16th Nov 2017

    I've been looking for an organic, loose-leaf nettle tea because it's pregnancy-friendly and caffeine-free, with the bonus that it will add an iron boost to my diet. I've had nettle before, and liked it just as much this time around! It doesn't taste like green tea (my long-cherished morning ritual) but it does have a grassy quality and, if it steeps for a long time, a kind of seaweedy taste. I think it's delicious on its own, but if that's not your thing try blending it with something like peppermint. That's what I did this morning and it's lovely. I've only ever had fantastic tea from Arbor teas, and this one is no exception.

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