A cup of pine needle tea and pine needle on a table
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5 from 1 vote

Pine Needle Tea For Wellness

A vitamin C-packed tea with a fragrance that reminds you of the wilderness! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Steeping Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Pine Needle Tea
Appliance: Tea Strainer, Teapot
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water filtered
  • 1 handful fresh pine needles

Instructions

  • 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!
    A cup of pine needle tea and pine needle on a table

Notes

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.