So I have read about infusions. Most of my herbalist gurus drink them on a daily basis. They boast how nutritious they are, so how could I not give them a try. Last night I decided to make a Nettle Infusion. Here’s how I did it:
1 oz dried Nettle
Enough hot water to fill a quart jar
Add your Nettle to your quart jar. Then boil enough water to fill it to the threads. I place a butter knife in the jar before I add the water. This is said to help keep the jar from cracking. I filled my jar with water and added the top and left it overnight. It seeped for about 8 hours. This is what it looked like when I woke up this morning
I strained the infusion (making sure to squeeze out all the nutrients) into a bowl. I rinsed out my quart jar, added the infusion and 2 tbsp of honey and put it in the fridge.
I filled my water bottle full and headed to work. It wasn’t too bad. Now I happen to be a tea drinker, if you aren’t I think you may have a hard time drinking this. It has a pretty strong hay-like flavor. I am not sure if I could do this everyday (one, because 1 oz of dried herbs is a lot of herb, but two, I like variety). I am going to do some research on other good herbs for infusion. So why drink water when you can drink herbs?