Water is a soluble, meaning it works to extract vital nutrients from foods and pine needles. Boiling water immediately stimulates your needles to begin releasing their vital nutrients into the water.
DRIED pine needle tea instructions
One kilo of dried Pine and Spruce needles will make at least 400 cups of pine needle tea.
Use about 3 teaspoons or more of needles for each cup of water. Bring water to a boil then pour over your needles. Cover immediately and let steep for 15 minutes.
You can reuse your needles and extract the Shikimate (Shikimic Acid) a second time by repeating with boiling water.
Finally, you can extract the remaining nutrients from your twice used needles by simmering them for 10 – 15 minutes on lowest heat.
FRESH pine needle tea instructions