Pine Needle Tea Ingredients: 1 cup Pine needles 3 cups water Honey or any sweetener (optional) Directions: Rinse and chop your Pine needles. Its scientific name is Pinus palustris: palustris, derives from Latin, signifying marshy or swampy.Many people erroneously believe that Longleaf Pine … Add the Pine needles… Bring the water to boil in a saucepan. Scientific Name(s): Pinus genus Abundance: plentiful What: needles, seeds, inner bark How: needle tea; seeds raw, roasted; inner bark toasted Where: prefer low wet areas, landscaping When: all year Nutritional Value: vitamin C, calories Dangers: some pine needles … Longleaf Pine is quite an adaptable tree, growing in wetlands and dry sandy soil alike.