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Why Pine Needle Tea you may ask? What's in it for me? LOTS! And it's free! The needles are believed to contain 4 times as much vitamin C when compared to citrus such as lemons or oranges, for 1 cup of tea you would have to drink 4-5 cups of OJ. This tea is high in fat soluble Vitamin A, which means your body absorbs quickly. They also contain sulfur which helps your hair , skin and nails.
Step 8: ENJOY! Some may add lemon or honey if you so desire.
Step 7: Strain the pine needles. My pretty tea cup came with a strainer but you may use a fork, cheese cloth or any other way you may chose.
Step 6: Let your tea steep for 5 minutes either in a tea cup or in the pan. I have a lovely tea cup from Teavarna which was a gift from my wonderful friend Doc.
Step 5: I bring mine to a quick boil your needles and shut off the burner. Not too long because you want to keep the Vitamin C intact.
Step 4: Chop the needles a bit, equaling approximately a tablespoon.
Step 3: Strip off the needles.
Step 2: Cut a small section off a small tree, the younger the better.
Step 1: Go outside, enjoy the day! Find a pine or fir tree. A pine will have round "leaves" and a fir will have flat leaves.
Pine Needle Tea