In these winter days you can prepare vitamin tea from pine needles and dried rose hips! The drink is light, healthy, with an interesting taste! For the first brewing, it is desirable to take a smaller amount of pine needles, so as not to get an excessively resinous taste!
Pine needles collect from young twigs, at home it is necessary to rinse with water.
You can brew fresh from the needles, and the remainder dry. This tea is made just from dried pine needles.
Take a handful of dried pine needles, it is about 5 g,
and 10 pieces of dried rosehip fruit.
If desired, the amount of rosehip can be increased, it will enhance the taste and make the drink more saturated color.
Dried needles a little chop with a knife. For first cooking, it is advisable to take 1 tablespoon of pine needles, to the finished tea to adjust the pine taste.
Fresh needles can not be crushed to avoid a strong pine flavor. Take it in the amount of 0.7-1 tablespoon.
Brew tea in a classic way:
rinse the thermos with boiling water, place the rose hips, pine needles and pour 1 liter of boiling water.
Optionally, you can add a crust of Mandarin. Nothing to add, will also be good. Close the lid and allow to infuse for 3-4 hours.
Before use, filter through a strainer.
Vitamin tea ready!
For a quick tea brew only pine needles. In order not to get too resinous taste of the drink, fresh pine needles can not be crushed.
For the first time in the teapot put 0.7 tbsp needles (in the future you can 1 tbsp or taste) and add 0.5 liters of boiling water. Let it brew for 30 minutes.
Then strain through a strainer, and you can try! The drink appears coniferous taste, but the color of the water is almost unchanged!
Therefore, you can add to taste cranberries, cranberries, other berries or jam. I added raw cranberries, mashed with sugar.