Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard

Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard

by Jodi Helmer

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Overview

Inspiration and instructions for growing delicious tea from a variety of plants.

· 87 percent of Millennials drink tea.

· Millennials are also avid gardeners— The National Gardening Association reports that ages 18–34 are the fastest growing segment of food gardeners, up 63 percent since 2008.

· Jodi Helmer writes on food and farming and has appeared in Entrepreneur, Hemispheres, Civil Eats, National Geographic Traveler, AARP, Farm Life, WebMD, Health, CNNMoney and Guardian Sustainable Business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620083222
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 171,262
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jodi Helmer is an experienced journalist who writes about food, gardening, farming, the environment and sustainable living. Jodi's work has appeared in Entrepreneur, Hemispheres, Civil Eats, National Geographic Traveler, AARP, Farm Life, WebMD, Health, CNNMoney and Guardian Sustainable Business. She is the author of five books, including The Green Year and Farm Fresh Georgia. When she's not writing, she grows vegetables and raises bees.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. Introduction The history of tea Understanding the differences between black tea, green tea and white tea Medicinal benefits of tea Resurgence of tea culture The argument for growing your own tea 2. Choosing Plants for Your Tea Garden Growing Camellia senensis Leaves Anise hyssop Bergamot Cardamom Chocolate mint Cilantro Holy basil Lemon balm Lemongrass Lemon verbena Peppermint Raspberry Rosemary Sage Stevia Thyme Flowers Calendula Chamomile Honeysuckle Lavender Rose Violet Fruits Apple Blueberry Lemon Rose hip Strawberry Roots Chicory Echinacea Ginger 3. Brewing the Best Tea Garden: Sample Garden Designs Container gardens Raised beds 4. From Cultivation to Cup: Harvesting and Storing Tea Herbs Harvesting Drying herbs Preserving tea herbs 5. Let it Steep: Brewing the Perfect Cup of Tea Tips Recipes 6. Resources

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