Sunday, 25 April 2010

Pine needle tea


Of all the wild teas you can make, pine needle tea is a common one and when one is in a coniferous forest it's the obvious one to brew up. It is refreshing but not a great deal on taste unless you brew it following the long version. Pine needle tea is high in vitamins A and C and the fresh green needles have apparently five times the amount of vitamin C found in one lemon Firstly collect a handful of pine needles from a tree and give them a rinse and then cut them into smaller sizes. Next bring your water to boil and then steep the needles in the water for at least 5 minutes. The long version entails simmering the pine needles for at least 20 minutes followed by steeping the pine needles again for another 20 minutes. The long version produces a reddish coloured tea.



3 comments:

Don Meredith said...

Sounds great! I'm going to give this a shot the next time I'm out.

DM

Brandon said...

Just found your blog today, it's a fantastic site!

Keep up the good work and keep up with the outdoor recipes.

nature adrift said...

Thanks both, will do