Pine Needle Tea Recipe

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Pine Needle Tea

Robyn0220 Starfire


I'm a fan of The Hunger Games. I got this recipe from the Unofficial Cookbook.
A very interesting recipe with an unusual flavor...earthy:
The longer you steep pine needle tea, the stronger it becomes, making it more of a medicine than a tea. Drink the tea as a cold or flu remedy or to boost the immune system.

It is said that Katniss concocted this tea while learning to live off the land.")

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clusters of pine needles
1 qt
boiling water
juice from 1 lemon
maple syrup to taste


1Using kitchen scissors, snip needles into pieces 1-2 inches long.
2Pour boiling water over the needles. Add lemon juice.
3Cover and let steep 5 minutes.
4Strain needles out of tea.
5Sweeten to taste with maple syrup and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #lemon, #maple, #tea, #Syrup