Pine Needle Tea Recipe

March 21, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ½-inch-long chopped white pine needles, sheaths at base of needles removed
  • Juice of 1 lemon (optional)
  • Honey (optional)

Preparation

If you’re not an experienced forager, consult an expert for proper pine tree identification.

(Warning: This tea is not recommended for pregnant women or young children.)

1. Fill a teakettle or pot with 1 quart water and bring to a boil over your campfire or the stove. Remove from the heat and add the pine needles. Let steep for 20 minutes.

2. Strain the tea, discard the pine needles and serve hot. Add lemon juice and honey to taste, if you’d like.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ½-inch-long chopped white pine needles, sheaths at base of needles removed
  • Juice of 1 lemon (optional)
  • Honey (optional)

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