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Douglas Fir Tip Tea (or spruce tip tea)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Andrea Wyckoff


  • 4 to 6 doug fir tips or spruce tips
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 cinnamon stick purchase here
  • optional: a little honey or preferred sweetener


  1. Collect young bright green doug fir or spruce tips that shoot off the tips of the tree branches in the spring.
  2. Add fir tips and a cinnamon stick to a cup. Pour in hot water.
  3. Let tea steep a few minutes. Add in optional honey (or other sweetener).
  4. Relax and enjoy.
  5. Please read my notes above & below before making the tea.

Recipe Notes

Warning: avoid picking tips from the Yew tree as the yew tips are not safe for human consumption. Some people confuse the yew tree for a member of the pine family. Be 100% sure you know how to correctly identify a spruce tree or douglas fir tree before picking the tips and making tea.

Warming: it is advised that women how are pregnant or breastfeeding avoid doug fir and needle teas.