IMPORTANT: Freeze fresh needles upon receiving them for max potency they will keep 4-6 months in the freezer :)
winter foraging schedule Nov - April Shipments go out the 10th, 20th and 30th
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Please do not check the shipping option at check out. We ship free using priority service from USPS Due to recent changes by the USPS regarding first-class parcels we have increased product prices slightly to include 2 day USPS priority service. Please note Priority is no longer guaranteed 2 day.
Your pine will be shipped within 24 hrs from harvest.
Freshly foraged pine needles from the Pine Tree State make the most nurturing tea. All of our needles are foraged sustainably from the forests of Westen Maine. We selectively and lightly harvest tips and needles from juvenile Eastern White pine and ship within 24 hours from harvest.
*** Pine needle tea is not recommended for pregnant women, those with low blood pressure, folks with a bleeding disorder like hemophilia, or pine nut allergies.
Store needles in the freezer for 4-6 months
Bring water temperature up so it's just warm to the touch, cut up one tablespoon of pine needles with scissors into smaller pieces. You may mash needles if you want to release more oils for a stronger flavor. Allow the brew to steep for 24 hours ( you can make it as a sun tea too. This milder temperature brew method preserves higher vitamin concentrations. Optional: add honey, lemon, and ice when serving strain and enjoy!
Steeped Hot Brew:
Bring water to a boil and take off the stove. Cut up one tablespoon of pine needles with scissors into smaller pieces. You may mash needles if you want to release more oils for a stronger flavor. Allow the brew to steep for 5 minutes minimum or longer for a stronger flavored tea. Optional: Add honey and lemon for a brighter flavor strain and enjoy!