Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
The pine needles used in the making of this Tea come from the vast and wild forests of Romania. Here, producers harvest and dry the young green needles.
They then arrive at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where we pack this Herbal Tea, like all or our Teas, fresh to order. We ensure both quality and consistency with all of our products, including Pine Needles Herbal Tea.
But why choose a beverage made from leaves from a tree? First, it's essential to note the exceptional taste of this infusion when brewed. It boasts a divine herbaceous flavour with almost-minty undertones. Second, there are health benefits to be had from frequently consuming Pine Needles Herbal Tea.
It contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants perfect for improving the quality of everyday life.
Pine Needles Botany
Most people are familiar with the pine tree. However, it's important that you consume only needles deemed safe. Our Pine Needles Herbal Tea comes from the White Pine, which is not only safe but also beneficial. Other species may contain toxins that cause adverse side effects.
For this reason, we strongly urge you to buy only quality-assured Pine Needles Herbal Tea from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. This likewise comes with the assurance of great taste.
Eastern White Pines (Pinus strobus) grow to heights of up to 55 metres (180 feet). Their foliage consist of fine, flexible green needle-like leaves. These leaves can grow five to a bundle, forming large clusters that resemble giant fan brushes.
Though native to eastern North America, including Newfoundland in Canada and the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia, USA, these trees have since been introduced to Europe. There, it has spread from specimens first planted as ornamental trees.
Pine Needle Tea History
Drinking Pine Needles Herbal Tea dates back centuries, particularly among the indigenous peoples of North America. The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) had a great admiration for the White Pine Tree. They called it the "tree of peace". When they brewed the leaves for Pine Needles Herbal Tea, it indeed became the "Tea of peace".
At the time that Europeans arrived in the Americas, many tribes passed on their knowledge of medicinal herbs. This included Pine Needles Herbal Tea. The leaves are a great source for Vitamin C, as the Europeans soon discovered. They began using it to treat scurvy.
Nowadays, however, scurvy is less of a concern for modern society. Nevertheless, this Tea can still improve daily life thanks to its wealth in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider a slice of lemon with this Tea to add a hint of citrus. Otherwise, serve it without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: The first sip of this captivating infusion evokes strong images of woodland strolls after a rainfall. It has a distinctly fresh and minty aroma with bold herbaceous notes and a delectable sweet aftertaste to finish.
Colour in Cup: Pale white liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Pine Needle Tea
Pine Needles Herbal Tea contains high levels of Vitamin C capable of boosting the immune system. It can also offer relief from minor respiratory conditions, lower blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health.
Furthermore, thanks to its high levels of Vitamin A, this brew can potentially improve eyesight and even strengthen hair! You can read more about Pine Needle Tea Benefits.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Digestive, Flu, Immune System, Refreshing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon, Evening