Pine Needle Tea

Pine Needle Tea

Dad and Pine Needles A few weeks ago, Dad and I were walking out by the river along the forest path. He mentions that when he was a youth, he was very interested in botany, which was both old and new information. I remembered Dad was very into plants for as long as I can remember, but this was the first time I’d heard that it had been a passion of his. “See these pine needles,” he said, “you can make a kind of tea out of these.” We haven’t brewed a pot of it yet (he brought some real tea back from Taiwan); maybe this week, we’ll try making the pine needle tea.


  1. Senia 18 years ago

    WOW!  Cool!


  2. Ab3nd 18 years ago

    I think I tried that once and was less than amazed by the taste. Could be I had the wrong kind of pine tree.

  3. Dave Seah 18 years ago

    I was just reading that the Swedes have “strunt”, which is their version of Pine Needle tea. Also, I saw a Korean “pine need bud tea” package on eBay. Not a lot of quality information on it otherwise, though. Next time I see a Korean or a Swede, I’ll have to ask ‘em about it.

  4. andy 15 years ago

    a friend of mine drinks a cup of this everyday and says it makes her feel energized all day long and at night when she sleeps she sleeps better than she has ever slept before she drank the tea.  She adds a teaspoon of honey to her pineneedle tea to help with the taste.