Growing a Tea Garden

Gardens of all sizes can produce a soothing cup of tea. It's even possible that the plants you are already growing can be brewed. Here are a few things to consider when starting a tea garden.

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  1. Pick a location that gets plenty of light. Bonus points if it's near your kitchen for easy access.

  2. Select the plants! There are so many options. Below is a small list of popular plants grown for tea. Keep in mind, sometimes you harvest the foliage and sometimes you harvest the flowers.

  • Anise Hyssop

  • Fever Few

  • Peppermint

  • Fennel

  • Chamomile

  • Holy basil

  • Chamomile

  • Bee Calm

  • Rosemary

  • Echinacea

  • Calendula

  • Mint

  • Lemon Verbena

  • Lemon Balm

  • Thyme

  • Rose

  • Lavender

  • Echinacea

  • Cuban Oregano

  • African Blue Basil

  • Comfry

  • Yarrow

  • Sage

  • Marjoram

  • Cilantro

  • Viola Tricolor

  • Scented Geranium

  • Stevia

  • Saffron - Crocus Sativus

3. Plan your space! New time gardeners with balcony space? Here are some fun themed containers for gardeners with small spaces.