Any advice please? I use nettle tea during the summer made from fresh leaves in water. However I collected loads of leaves last year and dried them, crumbled them into "tea leaves" and have bottled it ready for use this year.
My issue is I am not sure how much dried leaves to use to make up a batch, and should I still dilute it?
Do i do a cold water soak, or what about hot water, say 1 tablespoon for 2lt of water?
I don't know about this from the health benefits angle, but as far as just getting a nice tea:
I'd say do one cold, one hot, one boiling, each at a fairly high concentration; then dilute each in small increments until you find the one that has the best taste for you. Now try it again at that water/leaf ratio at that temperature that tasted best to confirm.
I hope this experiment helps; enjoy the tea!
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posted 1 month ago
Dustin Rhodes wrote:I don't know about this from the health benefits angle, but as far as just getting a nice tea:
Thank you for your reply Dustin.
My fault I should have been clear I was referring to a plant feed tea - not human
In summer I dont really measure things, I just full a container 3/4 with nettles and top up with water to the brim, leave it to for about 3 weeks then use on an about 10/20% dilution ratio.
I just have no idea if the same applies with dried nettle leaves, or not.
And another thing, what if my dilution ratio is off - I mean can I be doing the plants harm if I dont dilute enough? or wasting my time if I have over-diluted...
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