Herbs for tea
Grow your own tea garden
Tea plays a very important role in many cultures, and although many of us do not live in a climate where the tea bush will thrive, there are many herbs which will grow and provide us with tasty, healthy herb teas.
Once you've got a few herbs growing well in your garden, you can mix and match and blend your own special herbal teas!
Shaker Medicinal Herbs - Garden Girl's Shaker Herb Garden
In this short video, Garden Girl harvests 3 herbs from her Shaker herb garden to make herbal teas.
Herbal teas - Pineapple sage, lemon balm, lemon & honey
Growing your own tea?
Time for Tea
Listen to the Alternative Kitchen Garden with a cup of herbal tea
The AKG show is all about growing your own vegetables, fruits and herbs in an environmentally friendly way.
This episode covers lemon balm, spearmint, chamomile, rosemary, lovage, lemon grass and holy basil.
Herbal Tea Gardens - 22 Plans for Your Enjoyment & Well-Being
Create your own herbal teas -- from tiller to teapot!
Teas to soothe, teas to relieve, teas to rejuvenate -- Herbal Tea Gardens contains everything you need to know to grow, blend, and brew healthful and delicious herbal teas.
You'll find more than 100 tea recipes such as Flu Brew, Double Green Digestive, and Women's Energizing Tonic, as well as 22 illustrated garden plans to help you customize your tea garden to suit your health needs and environment including:
-- Headache Relief Garden
-- Relaxation Garden
-- First-Aid Garden
-- Cough, Cold, and Flu Garden
-- Arthritis Care Garden
-- Shade Garden
This tea lover's gardening bible contains full instructions for growing and brewing tea herbs, plus more than 100 recipes that make use of their healthful qualities. Readers will find complete plans for customized gardens suitable for plots or containers.
An exotic basil to brew
In India, Holy Basil (Tulsi, Ocimum tenuiflorum) is used to make an herbal tea, or combined with black tea to make a spicy brew.
Read more on Indian herbs and spices you can grow in your own garden.
Build an herb spiral
If you're building an herb garden, consider a spiral
An herb spiral is an easy way to give all of your herbs their ideal conditions, and doesn't take up much space.
Learn more about herb spirals.
One of the easiest herbs to grow makes a tasty tea
Mint is so easy to grow that it can become a nuisance in the garden. But this essential culinary herb also makes great tea. Try growing it in pots, or in chimney pots, so that it's rampaging growth is restricted.
There are many mints to choose from - so try a few and pick your favorites. Spearmint and peppermint are great, but for something a little different, try apple mint.
Easy peasy lemony tea
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, a perennial herb that is very easy to grow. It makes a delicious, lemony tea with many health benefits.
To find out more about growing and using lemon balm, read my article on lemon balm or listen to episode 22 of the Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast.
Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis
Herbal tea links
- Tisane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tisane From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A tisane, ptisan or herbal "tea" is any herbal infusion other than from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis).
- Herbal Tea
You can make so many other varieties of tea, without using actual tea. There are hundreds of herbs that will produce a delicious cup of tea, and they're good for you too.
- Tea - Plants For A Future database search
Alternative food plants, roots, leaves, fruits and seeds.