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Stinging Nettle and Birch-Leaf Tea

with Juniper
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Stinging Nettle and Birch-Leaf Tea

Stinging Nettle and Birch-Leaf Tea - Herbal tonic with a hint of lemon

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Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
15 min.
Preparation
Calories:
0
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Nettles and birch leaves are not only slimming but also beautifying: both have a draining effect and contain plenty of silicic acid, which strengthens connective tissue, fingernails and hair. Juniper contributes soothing and purifying essential oils.

The tea tastes very good during the warm season, even when chilled, and is an ideal liquid companion to hearty dishes. But then perhaps sweeten more sparingly!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie0 kcal(0 %)
Protein0 g(0 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates0 g(0 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate2 μg(1 %)
Pantothenic acid0 mg(0 %)
Biotin0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium22 mg(1 %)
Calcium5 mg(1 %)
Magnesium2 mg(1 %)
Iron0.2 mg(1 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc0.1 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid0 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

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Ingredients
½ teaspoon Juniper berries
4 teaspoons dried Stinging nettle
2 teaspoons dried Birch leaf
½ small lemon
Sweetener
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Juniper berrieslemon
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot (with lid), 1 Teaspoon, 1 Mortar (or large knife), 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Tea strainer

Preparation steps

1.
Stinging Nettle and Birch-Leaf Tea preparation step 1

Crush the juniper berries in a mortar or with the flat side of a knife.

2.
Stinging Nettle and Birch-Leaf Tea preparation step 2

Put the stinging nettle and birch leaves in a pot and scald with 1 cup boiling water. Cover and let steep for 8 minutes.

3.
Stinging Nettle and Birch-Leaf Tea preparation step 3

Meanwhile, rinse lemon in hot water and wipe dry. Remove zest in strips with a peeler, then cut into fine strips.

4.
Stinging Nettle and Birch-Leaf Tea preparation step 4

Pour tea through a tea strainer into a cup or a glass. Add sweetener to taste, garnish with lemon strips and serve.