As an allergy sufferer, I really have to thank Bonnie for this sample! I used to drink (bagged) nettle tea before moving to California as my hay fever would always get the best of me. Well, since I moving away from my adoptive home, I’m in need of some relief – and BAD! The attacks I have in Indiana have hit me like a ton of bricks. An allergist appointment is in the future to receive shots to help me combat the effects of nature.

Anyway, this nettle tea is fantastic! I remember the bagged version never tasting nearly this good – I always had to choke it down! But Butiki’s version is really wonderful. The artichoke taste is really something I can get behind too! Artichokes are kind of expensive here, and I used to eat them all the time in Cally-land. So between helping lessen the effects of allergies and the fond memories of eating artichokes, I think we have a real winner here!

I only used one Blue Nettle cigar for about 3 or 4 ounces and resteeped. Looking forward to Amy oh’s way of cold brewing these bad boys too! This is going to be a daily drink.

Just placed a Butiki order and included the largest package of this offered. Hopefully I can ration out what Bonnie sent me until it arrives! :)

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
K S

Welcome to Indiana. Land of sinus troubles.

Kittenna

I thought this tea was a green Camellia sinensis, not nettle. I could be wrong though!

Will Work For Tea

Shoot, Kittenna – I think you’re right! This is a green tea, where as nettle is an herbal tea… I guess I’ll have to buy dried nettle and maybe mix it with this… Thanks for catching that!

Kittenna

Sorry to disappoint you though :( I initially thought the same as you (although it didn’t matter to me), but was curious and read the description a bit more carefully.

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K S

Welcome to Indiana. Land of sinus troubles.

Kittenna

I thought this tea was a green Camellia sinensis, not nettle. I could be wrong though!

Will Work For Tea

Shoot, Kittenna – I think you’re right! This is a green tea, where as nettle is an herbal tea… I guess I’ll have to buy dried nettle and maybe mix it with this… Thanks for catching that!

Kittenna

Sorry to disappoint you though :( I initially thought the same as you (although it didn’t matter to me), but was curious and read the description a bit more carefully.

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I’m a native Midwesterner (Iowa, specifically) who was happily uprooted to California twice. SoCal is what I consider home, even though I currently don’t live there. I hope to return home again!

Tea has really come to fill the void of my current displacement. My husband & I (with our two tiny weenies) moved to Indiana hardly knowing a soul. It’s been a tougher transition for me than I’d thought it would be. I have amassed a cupboard of teas to keep me company until I feel more familiar in my newer surroundings.

I will refrain from giving numerical values to teas because I am a faddist. My likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Flavored blacks are what I gravitate to the most. Having said that, I do enjoy a wide variety of teas – you name it, I’ll try it. I may not like it today, but I might revisit it later and love it.

Flavor note: I prefer my teas to be bold in flavor. I am starting to come around to drinking tea without additives. But I do like to dirty my tea with rock sugar/simple syrup and sometimes with half-n-half/milk. Unflavored greens are unsweetened, but flavored greens I usually add rock sugar. Lately I have been favoring flavored guayusa and matés.

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