Grow your own herbal tea

The original tea plant is Camellia sinensis and even though it’s a cousin of garden camellias, it is not as easy to maintain. Thankfully the majority of herbal tea plants are a cinch to grow. Here’s how.

The term ‘herbal tea’ applies to more than herbaceous parts (foliage), it can apply to seeds, roots and flowering parts too. Maybe you are new
to gardening or to the idea of a productive garden – one that is not just pretty but packed with edible and medicinal bounty. I will list the most popular teas here but you can expand to meet your own specific needs.

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Written by Fiann Ó Nualláin

Fiann is an award winning garden designer, author and broadcaster with a background in fine art, ethnobotany and complementary medicine. theholisticgardener.com / @HolisticG

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