Nettle Infusions For Kids!
A kid friendly, hydrating & mineral rich herbal infusion made with busy kids in mind!
Servings: 4 servings
- 3 tsp nettles
- 2 tsp hibiscus
- 1 quart of hot water
- Juice of 1/2 lemon Optional - leave this out for babies as the acid can be irritating for sensitive digestion
- 2 tsp raw honey This is optional for using for those bigger kids that might need a little sweet to make it more palatable. Leave this out for the babies and toddlers to work at developing their palate for tea without honey. We use a local raw honey - the linked brand is a good one if you don't have access.
Put the loose herbs at the bottom of your mason jar, French Press, or other glass container or teapot.
Pour the hot water over the herbs and let them steep anywhere from a couple hours to overnight. You can steep up to 24 hours if you wish. My routine is to make the infusion at night before I go to bed and then I strain it off in the morning for school lunches and myself so that I can make another infusion for the afternoon that steeps all morning. Do what works for you!
After the infusion has steeped, strain off the herbs and enjoy. You can add a squeeze of lemon (my favorite!) and for the kids new to herbal tea you can drizzle in the raw honey. Just shake up the infusion and honey in a jar and it will dissolve. The hibiscus herb gives a slightly sweet and tart flavor to the bitter nettles so you actually might be surprised at how much they like it without the honey. It is certainly enough with just the hibiscus herb for young palates in babies and toddlers.