Mighty Pine Needle Tea Recipe

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Pine needles also make a delicious, warming tea when combined with cinnamon bark and cardamom.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart water
  • Handful pine needles (5 to 7 pine tops), fresh or dried
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons dried peppermint
  • 1 tablespoon dried catnip

Directions

    • Boil the pine needles in water for 20 minutes.
    • Turn off the heat, and add the peppermint and catnip. Cover and let steep for an additional 20 minutes.
    • Strain and add honey, if desired. Sip the tea while hot, reheating each cup as needed throughout the day.

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    Juliet Blankespoor is the director and founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, where she offers online courses on foraging, medicine making, and herb cultivation.
  • PRINT RECIPE

    This combination of herbs creates a safe cold remedy for the whole family. Adults can drink 3 cups per day. Children’s dosages should be lessened proportionally.

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