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Iced Nettle Tea

Iced Nettle Tea

Just because it’s warm outside doesn’t mean I stopped drinking tea. I still enjoy a cup of warm tea in the evening as a way to relax, but the tea lover that I am, I also enjoy drinking a colder version of my favorite tea. I love green tea and white tea, but my newest obsession is nettle tea. Especially for an iced version I think it’s amazing! No reason to go for an iced tea that is loaded with refined sugars. I will show you just how easy it is to make a homemade iced tea that is delicious, sweet and full with amazing health boosting ingredients.

Iced Nettle Tea

Nettle Tea

It is said that once a Tibetan saint lived on nothing but nettles for decades of meditation. I wouldn’t try that out myself, but I can sure agree with the immense health benefits of nettle tea. It’s so much more than just a weed. Nettle has many health benefits and has anti-inflammtory benefits.

I buy my organic nettle tea bags at my local whole food store or online. They should be easily available.

Cloves

The cloves are not just a pretty decoration in this recipe. Clove are not only antimicrobial, but they also contain a variety of flavonoids which contribute to cloves anti-inflammatory (and antioxidant) properties. source

Iced Nettle Tea

But let’s be honest. This iced nettle tea is just delicious and sweet and will lessen your thirst on a hot summer day much better than any conventional sugar loaded iced tea out there.

Just be sure to check with your doctor since nettle can interfere with certain pharmaceuticals. 

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Iced Nettle Tea
 
A delicious sweet nettle iced tea. A sugar free cold drink that is perfect for a hot summer day. Full with amazing health boosting ingredients.
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Recipe type: tea, drink, summer drink, soda
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian, healthy,
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp / 1 teabag nettle tea
  • 200 ml / 0.8 cups boiling water
  • 2 dates (or more if you like the tea sweeter)
  • 2 slices of lime or lemon
  • ice cubes
  • cold water
  • cloves
Instructions
  1. steep the tea in the just boiled water for five minutes then remove the teabag and let the tea cool off
  2. inthe meanwhile cut the dates into little chunks and slices the lemon.
  3. put the cloves in the lemon
  4. when the tea is cooled off add a handful of ice cubes, the lime / lemon and dates
  5. fill up with ice cold water and keep in fridge
  6. add more ice cubes if you wish
  7. give it a good stir before serving and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Chef Soep
    August 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Bianca,

    Klinkt en ziet er lekker uit!

    Wat is het eerste ingredient: iced hibiscus tea?

    Dank,

    Stef

    • Reply
      Bianca
      August 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Ohjee een typo! Dank je wel Stef!! Ik heb het gelijk aangepast 🙂 en ja het is heeeerlijk!

  • Reply
    Iep
    August 8, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Mmm, klinkt als een heerlijke ice tea!
    Liefs Iep

    • Reply
      Bianca
      August 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Dat is het zeker! Ik zou het zeker uitproberen 🙂 Liefs!

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    Why I spray magnesium - The Green Creator : The Green Creator
    September 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    […] green vegetables, kelp, and especially nettle are good sources of magnesium. However, if you have a deficiency, it will be very difficult to […]

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