Some years ago, I thought it would be a great idea to try making nettle soup. I was young and really didn't look at the details on how to make it.
So carefully grabbing some nettles, I put the whole lot into the saucepan and boiled them up with some stock.
It was horrible but I drank a bowl and was proud of my efforts. I have made it correctly and it is only the top shoots of the nettle you use.
Nevertheless, it is still horrible. In my opinion....but perhaps I cannot forget the earlier result..