Today, I've rekindled my love for stinging nettle infusion. When I lived in Germany, I used to drink gallons of it. I would steep large amounts of it in a glass jar overnight and drink it iced the next morning. It tastes so green and healthy and is full of minerals.
I was at my thinnest and healthiest then. There was something about the food, the lifestyle, and even the infusions... it all worked. I lost weight despite my lifestyle of eating well and drinking lots of cocktails.
So today, I made some stinging nettle tea. I let it steep for a while and it was lukewarm, too cool for me to sip and enjoy out of the mug. I was faced with a choice- heat it or ice it? I opted to put it on ice and each sip brought me back. I used to collect stinging nettle (with gloves) in the fields near our apartment. I also used to buy bags of it for around two euro a bag at the local Apotheke. I walked every. I miss it all.
Perhaps that iced glass of stinging nettle infusion is a sign that things are about to change.