Pine Needle Tea


Pine trees in New England are ubiquitous. Did you know that all parts of a pine tree are edible? Here we are using the needles to brew a tea that is rich in vitamin C.


First, make sure you are harvesting from a true pine tree, gather in a place free from pollution and take just a little from each.

When you have your cache, cut the sheath off the ends and chop the needles. For one cup of tea you will need a bundle of needles about the diameter of a quarter or a bit bigger.



Boil some water and let it sit for a bit before pouring into your container.


I like to add a bag of mint tea to it for some added flavor.


Let it steep for five minutes or so, strain and enjoy :)

pine needle tea

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