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This delightful tea is great to drink because of its vitamin C (which is about 400 mg or more) and vitamin A ( which helps vision, skin and hair regeneration, and cell reproduction). Some of its creat uses help with you with cancer, a cold, scurvy, sclerosis, the flu, a digestive aid, an alternate for caffeine, weight loss, aging, urinary infections, kidney stone, and so much more (for more info see http://www.greenchedy.com/herbal-teas/health-benefits-pine-needle-tea/ ).

Step 1: Tools And Ingredients

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You will need:
A pot

Tuffs of WHITE PINE NEEDLES or other non lethal pine needles. (The white pine needles usually comes in tuff of 5, see picture)


A cutting board and a knife (optional)

And some thing to remove the needles from the tea

It doesn't matter how much. I use a good handful of needles cut up without the little brown burrs which connect it to the tree. I chop them and use as much water as I want for tea or to make ahead of time. I add bits of dried orange. I boil it in the microwave and strain it. Using RAW honey to sweeten it turns it into a medicine which tastes like a very pleasant regular tea. My son had the flu last week, drank this every day for four or five days and felt great in no time. Raw honey has anti-biotic properties and the pine needles have more vitamin C than orange juice.

The microwave will destroy the nutrients. You're not supposed to use boiling water... just below boiling, otherwise the heat will destroy the nutrients.

jbaily (author) 1 year ago
About 2 cups of water and i grabbed 10 tuffs but you can use more, thanks for reading!
wallm1 year ago
hate to screw around and expermiment with something i probably might not like.
Serving for two:
how many cups of water?
how many tufts of 5?