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Nettle Infusion

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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?