Pine Needle Tea

IMG_3469

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.

IMG_3450

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.

IMG_3451

IMG_3459

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

IMG_3463

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

IMG_3467

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

pine needle tea

Advertisements

I would love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s