Pine Needle Tea For Wellness
A vitamin C-packed tea with a fragrance that reminds you of the wilderness!
Pine Needle Tea
Tea Strainer, Teapot
fresh pine needles
To begin with, collect or purchase fresh pine needles. A small handful should be sufficient for a strong cup of tea.
Cut off any of the brown ends or sheaths of the needles - they can also just be pulled off. Chop the needles into 1/4 inch chunks
Bring a pot of water to boil, and then add in the freshly cut pine needles.
Cover the pot with a lid and allow the needles to steep for 3-4 minutes.
Remove the pot from heat, but keep it covered and allow it to continue steeping.
Once all the needles have sunk to the bottom and the tea has cooled, pour through a strainer into a cup and enjoy!
Make sure the pine needles have a vibrant green color. Avoid yellow or brown ones. Fresh pine needles are more flexible than older ones and are preferable for tea.