PINE NEEDLE & CHAGA TEA – How to make healthy forest tea

My absolute favorite tea is
a mix of pine needles and chaga mushroom. And I’ve been drinking it a lot
during this winter. It’s really healthy
and it’s really easy to make. And the best thing of all is
that it tastes like you drink the forest. I think that the combination
of pine tree and the chaga
from the birch tree makes it taste just like how it smells
in the northern forests, like the ones where I live. So in this video
I’m going to show you exactly how I do and what ingredients you need
to make this wonderful forest tea. Actually, this tea is best to do
during the winter because that’s when the pine trees
contains most C vitamins. But honestly, I drink this tea mostly
because of the wonderful taste. So first of all, you need to pick
some fresh pine needles. But make sure to look at
what kind of pine trees you have where you live, because there are
some pine trees that are toxic. I think the taste gets even better
If you also pick needles from fir trees, even if pine needles contain
more C vitamins. Then you cut the pine needles
into smaller pieces, and you can use a knife
or a scissor. And then pour up some water
to put on the stove. Pour all the pine needles
in the water. Remember to not heat up
the water too much. Some vitamins get lost
in boiling water. I usually keep it under 70°C. And then it’s time to add
some Chaga powder. Chaga is a mushroom that mainly grows
on birches in countries with colder climate. For hundreds of years, It’s been used as a medicine
to boost immune defense and health. It contains lots of antioxidants
and has a very earthy taste. It can be really hard to find
a chaga mushroom in the forest, but you can easily buy chaga powder
in any healthcare store. I also like to add some ginger
for the taste. I usually keep the water heated
for about 15 to 20 minutes to really get out the best taste. Filter the water to get it clean
from all the pine needles And then it’s ready
to be poured up in cups. And the last thing I do is
to add some honey to get some sweetness
to the tea. And then enjoy a cup
of wonderful forest tea.

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