Tuesday, September 25, 2007

* Making Pine Needle Tea *

I made my tea from the white pine tree , Judie I don't think it is as strong as other pines , although you can use them too.
Kelly I just picked the fresh pine needles and used my kitchen shears to snip them. I used a coffee filter to hold the snipped needles and then twisted the top of filter and tied it with string.
I boiled some water while I was preparing the needles , poured hot water over the tea bag and let it seep for 5 to 10 minutes. It didn't taste strong to me. I have been drinking a few cups everyday over the last week or so. I feel better , but I still have some congestion and it is helping to expel it.

Hope this answered your questions.


Pam Aries said...

Hi Jocye Anne! I just popped in to say hi! I hope you are feeling better!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Hello Joyce Ann! I'll have to see if we have that Herbel book at the Library. On my walks I've often wondered what good uses the Pine Trees have. Besides using the needles in baskets. I wonder what tree we get the pine nut from? I wrote about and added a link to a post on some trees in Korea. I don't know what type of trees they were though. The post is Korean Trees on my blog. It is about what happened to the trees. Have a Blessed Week~