a tea garden
You have probably
heard plenty about growing a garden for cooking herbs. But
if you love a cup of tea, why not grow a herb garden with
your teapot in mind? Because there are some incredibly easy
herbs to grow that make fantastic cups of tea too.
To use herbs in
tea, you do not need to dry the herbs if you plan to steep
your tea right away. You need just a handful of leaves for
a whole pot. If you do dry the herbs first (instructions on
air drying herbs
and drying herbs
in the microwave) you need only about 1 teaspoon of herbs.
Here are some of
the best choices for tea making in your garden:
Chamomile is a lovely soothing tea. Chamomile needs part to
full sun. Use the flowers and discard the stems. Best dried
A mint herb with a definite candy taste to it. Partial shade
to full sun is best. Use leaves.
Another mint, this one with a definite fruity flavor. Partial
shade to full sun is best. Use leaves.
Full sun. Use leaves, and is wonderful both dried and fresh.
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