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Horizontal image of two glasses with a green liquid topped with ice, mint, and lemon next to green fronds on a light wooden surface.

Fennel Nettle Iced Tea

  • Author: Katherine and Eddie D’Costa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This earthy and aromatic herbal iced tea is brimming with health benefits. Fennel and nettle supercharge the flavor, with a hint of anise.



  • 5 cups cold water
  • 3 nettle tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh fennel (bulb or fronds)
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint (about 1/4 ounce)
  • 3 tablespoons local honey
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Add 5 cups cold water to a medium-size pot. Place over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  3. Add nettle tea bags to the pot. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Add fennel and mint. Stir in the honey.
  5. Cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  6. Remove the teabags. Strain into a pitcher, and stir in the lemon juice.
  7. Serve over ice.

  • Category: Tea
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Beverage

Keywords: fennel, nettle, iced tea, mint, honey, lemon