how to make pine needle tea

how to make pine needle tea

How to Make Pine Needle Tea

Pine needle tea is a delicious and nutritious beverage that is simple to make. The needles of certain pine species have many beneficial properties, such as being a rich source of Vitamin C, and it is a great alternative to sugary drinks. Here’s how to make it:


  • 2-3 tablespoons of dried or fresh pine needles
  • 1.5 cups of water


  1. Bring the water to a boil. Before starting your tea, it is important to make sure the water is always boiling, as this will cause the needles to release their nutrients and flavor.
  2. Add the pine needles. Once the water is at a rolling boil, add the pine needles and reduce the heat. A ratio of 1-2 tablespoons for every 1.5 cups of water is a good starting point.
  3. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let the needles steep in the hot water for 10-15 minutes. This will ensure that their beneficial compounds are fully released.
  4. Strain and enjoy. After the needles have had time to steep, pour the tea into a cup, making sure to remove the needles from the liquid. It is now ready to enjoy!

Pine needle tea is a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of pine needles without the hassle of foraging. This simple recipe is easy to make and has a delightful flavor to it. Enjoy!


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