Woodsman wrote:Have got my first experiment of making my own tea using pine needles, red pine ones, which have vitamin A and C in them. Haven't tasted it yet, is still steeping, and not boiling so as to hold in the vitamin C. How am I going to filter out the needles? Maybe I'll just use the lid to pour the tea into a cup, or use a strainer. I've got some honey. The tea can steep for hours, and it's been an hour and a half, so. I'm ready. Ok, here I go. I'll be back to let you know the flavor.
Lhug-Pa wrote:So then maybe bring the water to a boil, lower the stove setting to the lowest possible setting, and then add the pine needles and let them steep for a couple hours on low (which on most stoves should be just below boiling point).
Woodsman wrote:Whoah, I just got called on, by the wif, for leaving a pine residue on her stainless steel pot. Oh well, I'll just eat an orange fir vits, until I have to make my pine Tree! Or pine T, or tea, hee hee... vitamin See?!!!
catmoon wrote:Woodsman wrote:Whoah, I just got called on, by the wif, for leaving a pine residue on her stainless steel pot. Oh well, I'll just eat an orange fir vits, until I have to make my pine Tree! Or pine T, or tea, hee hee... vitamin See?!!!
That residue should come right off with an inorganic solvent. Say a gasoline soaked rag if you're brave. You'll still need soap and water after though, and the rag might spontaneously combust if left in a corner somewhere.
Maybe just buy a cheap pot solely for the purpose of making tea and let the resin build up anyway without promoting the ire of your better half! It'll be a sight cheaper than paying out $85.99.Woodsman wrote:I did a bit of web searching and looks like peanut butter or olive oil may be the best pine sap solvents for the tea sap. Then I looked at a site that sells red pine needle oil... a 2 oz. bottle goes for... $85.99. Wow, that would but a lot of peanuts! Maybe I'll be makin' pine sap and peanut butter sandwiches.
Woodsman wrote:I can still sit under the pine tree, lay and sleep between the roots, and climb up it to see the stars, after I built a tree fort up there, with a window in the ceiling.
I can make a mattress out of pine boughs.
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