Pine Needle Tea

Pine Needle Tea

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.")


★★★★★ 1 vote

Stove Top


How to Make Pine Needle Tea


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

Printable Recipe Card

About Pine Needle Tea

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

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

The Mediterranean “diet” has been popular for years, but it’s really not a diet. More so, it’s a healthier eating lifestyle that limits processed foods. It gets its name because it includes foods from regions around the Mediterranean Sea, like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and healthy fats (such as olive […]

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

Tomatoes are available year-round, but sweet and juicy they are at their prime in the summer. If you grow them, you may be wondering what’s the best way to use fresh tomatoes. By weaving them into as many meals as you can! How about in an easy gazpacho soup or bruschetta? Or, use fresh tomatoes […]