I say go for it too, but seriously, taste the tips before you decide to use them or not. If you don't like the flavor, don't use them. You can try different kinds of trees, and even different trees of the same variety. They don't all taste identical, and even trees growing right next to each other can taste different. If you find a good tree keep going back to it, each time you harvest the tips there will be twice as many on those same branches the next year.