Noreen’s Nettles

Noreen Van der Velde is a lover of all things nettles.Inspired by her great grandmother she began making nettle tea and powder for its rich nutritious properties.In her earlier career Noreen studied catering but the desire to travel resulted in a 26 year career as a long haul cabin crew member.She eventually went back to her love of cooking and now runs a boutique B&B in Aghalee with her Dutch husband and where she grows and harvests all her own nettles.

The venture really took off when ‘Noreen’s Nettle tea from Aghalee’ was awarded a Great Taste gold star in 2019 by the The Guild of Fine Foods


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