This is what I experienced:
What I had was lovely bunch of fresh baby nettles from the Wellness Place, root and all. First I planted a few with gloves on of course because those baby nettles bite. I then dried a few whole baby plants, needle and string right through the root and then hung those sweet little plants up to dry.
First fresh nettle tea, hot water infusion. I drank all day and peed a lot. Not only did I pee a lot, but I had this dried out feeling. OK, I reached what it feels like to have too much nettles. Sure the next day I didn't feel swollen or puffy but I continued to pee more then usual for a couple days afterward, even though I only drank the tea for one day.
Dry nettle tea, hot water infusion, proved to be a bit less intense. However the green flavor was also less prominent. The flavor overall of this particular nettle is a bit like a green bell pepper, well at least to me. I still peed more and experienced again that dried out feeling especially in my mouth.
There was an overall clean feeling from drinking both dry and fresh nettle, which I appreciated. What I found is all I need is a cup and a half of this tea every few days to maintain a cleansed bladder and reduced inflammation of what felt like my overall system. But if I drink this tea every day I feel as if my thirst can not be quenched.
The spirit of the plant is tenacious, bend in the wind kind of energy. I felt so clear in my mind, so easy to focus. Definitely grounding, in my body with a super cleansing effect.
For me a little goes a long way. Very useful in doing an internal green spring clean.
Next on my to do list, only drink the nettle roots...