How to Grow Tea Leaves
Yes, you can grow tea for tea leaves almost anywhere that you can grow a
garden. If you drink tea, and you are a gardener, it is an absolute match.
As a "Tea Toteler" you know there are many varieties to choose from. Once
you enjoy the pleasures of growing your own tea leaves, you then learn about
harvesting and drying it. Some people find that proper drying is the most
difficult of chores.The final step of course is to sit back and drink it!
Varieties of Tea:
When it comes to tea, you have plenty of choices. There are really
four types of teas, identified by the method in which they are dried and
Flavored teas are not a unique type of tea. Flavors, spices, and herbs are
added to create these teas. Tea companies use their imagination to concoct
just about every flavor you can imagine.
Medicinal value of Tea:
Since ancient times, people have used teas for a wide range of medicinal
Modern research has given credibility to many of these beliefs and identified
more In some cases research is not conclusive. Regardless of the final
determination as to it's value over time, drink and enjoy because there is
no research to suggest that it can hurt you and it just tastes good.
Here are some of the known or suspected medicinal applications:
History of Tea:
Tea dates back to ancient Chinese history around 5,000 years ago. Tea is
"Steeped" in history in many countries around the world. In the U.S., the
Boston Tea party was one of the events that stared the Revolutionary War.
Sowing Tea Seeds:
Seeds can be direct sown outdoors. But we recommend starting them indoors
as the plants have a long growing season, and you can space them properly
How to Grow Tea Leaves:
There are many varieties of Teas. They are easy to grow.
Plants thrive in full sun. They prefer average to rich soils. Regular application
of fertilizer will help this plant to grow to it's maximum height. Provide
sufficient water to keep the soil moist.
You can begin to harvest leaves as soon as there are a few dozen leaves on
the the plant. They can be used fresh, or dried. To dry tea leaves, wash
them off in cool water. Pat dry with a paper towel. Next, spread the leaves
out to dry in a cool and ventilated area.
Important: Do not store dried leaves until you are absolutely certain
that they are completely dried.
Temperatures - Ideal germination temperature by vegetable
pH - by vegetable
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