Many varieties of tea (or, more correctly, infusions) are found across the various Districts of Panem, but none is as widespread as pine tea, due to pine trees being found across many of the northern Districts, from 7 to 12.
If the needles are boiled for several minutes instead of steeped in hot water as they are here, the pine tea becomes more syrupy and medicinal, good for colds in late winter. Be careful though – ponderosa, Norfolk Island, yew and hemlock varieties are not safe to use. Always use caution when picking from the wild. If you’re not sure, don’t risk it.
By August 10, 2013Published:
- Yield: 2 Servings
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Ready In: 10 mins
Many varieties of tea (or, more correctly, infusions) are found across the various Districts of Panem, but none is as widespread as …
- Gather a small handful of pine needles. Wash them and let them dry. Remove the small brown papery ends, and chop them fairly small.
- Heat water to just before boiling and pour over the needles.
- Steep for 5-10 minutes and strain. Add honey or other sweetener if desired.