- Do any Pine Needles make pine tea?
- How to Prepare
Our wild-harvested white pine needle tea comes from one of the most untouched ecosystems in Europe, the old-growth forests that straddle the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe.
Pine needle tea from White Pine has been considered an important medicinal tool for indigenous cultures for centuries. While formal research is somewhat limited on the subject, the anecdotal evidence of its benefits is undeniable. Only the fresh young needles are selected for our products, then carefully dried to preserve maximum bioavailability.
Consuming pine needle tea supposedly has a broad variety of health benefits, including:
- Boosting immunity
- Congestion and sore throat relief
- Increased mental clarity
- Helping depression
- Combatting weight gain/preventing obesity
- Reducing allergy symptoms
- Lowering blood pressure
These benefits come about due to a broad array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can be found in the pine needles and released into the tea for your consumption.
Most people know of pine trees. But, not all Pine Needles can be drunk as tea. We use needles from White Pine, which is most definitely safe and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Other species of pine can sometimes contain toxins that can cause side effects that are unwanted so we always suggest getting pine tea from a source which you know is from white pine only.
Pine Needle Tea Recipe
Bring three cups of water to a simmer, turn off or remove from heat (important), and add about half a cup of fresh needles to the water. Never boil your pine needle tea. Boiling tends to break down vitamin C and release terpenes that make the tea more bitter. If you want a stronger tea, simply add more needles rather than increasing the heat.
3 cups per day
Children: 1/3 cup, up to 3 times per day