Pine Needle Tea (Pinus koraiensis Sieb. et Zucc) is a bit of a rarity in Australia, mostly being used as Chinese medicine - but has its own unique uses that make it a worthy addition to the Tea Life family. This is classified as White Pine.
According to studies, Pinus koraiensis Sieb is a good antiviral.
These particular Pine Needle Trees have been growing for over 50 years in the mountainous regions in North East China away from industrial zones, wildcrafted in the month of May-June 2021.
Grown Lesser Khingan mountains, on the Russia China border.
Other compounds found within Pine Needle are below:
|Caryophyllene||Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
Traditional medicinal uses for Pine Needle tea are treating the flu, hormonal imbalances and complications with vision. For further reading and studies on Pine Needle and Pinus koraiensis Sieb. et Zucc in particular please see this paper here.
For full extensive databanks on this particular strand please see here.
This Pine Needle is Wildcrafted and Pesticide free. Our Pesticide report is downloadable here.
Pine Needle Tea has been used for
Treating hormonal imbalances
Protection/Treatment of the flu
Brewing & care
- Pine Needle is best to crush/grind or blend to release everything properly due to its slightly hardy protective coating.
- Once done, 2-3 grams per cup, steeped for 10 mins.
- Steeping overnight is also a good option for Pine Needle to ensure everything is released.
For further reading on how to brew Pine Needle, please see our article here.
More research is needed but to be on the safe side, avoid during pregancy.
In very rare cases, some may experience allergic reaction.
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