>> 1/2 cup slightly chopped pine needles
>> 4 cups water
Boil the water and let sit for 5 minutes.
Place the needles into a tea pot, then the water. Let infuse minimum 10 minutes, longer is fine if you want a stronger flavor. Strain the needles by pouring tea into cups through a mesh sieve.
Serve with lemon if desired.
Note: Be sure to remove any yellowing or brown needles - use only green needles.
IMPORTANT: Some species of pine have been known to cause abortion in pregnant cattle, so if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon, DO NOT drink pine needle tea or decoction. This applies to breastfeeding as well.
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Edible Trees and Shrubs in Recipe: Eastern White Pine
Recipe Category: Beverages
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