Pine Needle Tea

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Pine Needle Tea

Post by Hoss74 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:05 pm

I remember reading this a long time ago, but never actually tried it until today.
Take a cup of boiling water. Throw in a tablespoon of chopped green pine needles (cut off any brown stuff). When the needles sink it's ready to drink.
If you're a sweet tea kinda guy add sugar, though in the woods I don't know you'll.have sugar.

Guys... I was expecting this to taste like straight up turpentine...

It's actually really good. It has a unique flavor that's very hard to describe, but if I had to, I'd say minty apple.

If for some reason you're stuck in the woods.. This stuff has five times the vitamin C as fresh Orange juice and lots of vitamin A too.

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Re: Pine Needle Tea

Post by Dirtroadz » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:08 pm

Gotta try that sounds interesting, always thought it would taste too "piney".... Thanks for sharing

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Re: Pine Needle Tea

Post by blackpowderscout » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Yup, it's not bad. I'll chew on 'em too.
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Re: Pine Needle Tea

Post by 9dawgs » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:02 pm

I've heard about this but never tried it. Lord knows I have plenty of pines in my yard. I may just give it a try. I've seen Survivorman do it with juniper, he always seems to enjoy it. :>)
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Re: Pine Needle Tea

Post by Bossman » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:11 pm

9dawgs wrote:I've heard about this but never tried it. Lord knows I have plenty of pines in my yard. I may just give it a try. I've seen Survivorman do it with juniper, he always seems to enjoy it. :>)
But then again it's TV
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