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 :)