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pine needle tea

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tammy1923 Starfire
Grove City, OH

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 rating)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pine needle tea

  • 3-5
    clusters of pine needles
  • 1 qt
    boiling water
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • maple syrup to taste

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.