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Pinus contorta latifolia and other species (Except pinus massoniana – unless birth control is desired.)
From the pine branches, gather several twigs with bushy needles at the tips. The younger growth of spring is best, but any time of year is fine. Strip the needles off.
- 75g Pine needles
- 12g Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp Grated orange peel
Add to 1.8 litres of boiling water and infuse for 10 minutes. Add honey to taste. It has a delightful resinous flavour.
(This tea is also lovely made over an open fire while camping, just using pine needles and a little honey.)
Caution - If making Scots Pine tea (Pinus sylvestris) do not use if prone to allergic skin reactions.