loose leaf tea???????

I had some lose leaf tea the other day and fell in love. I've grown mint for cooking but does anybody know of anything else I could grow or even how to grow and dry tea stuff

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8 replies since 27th November 2012 • Last reply 27th November 2012

Mint makes great tea too. Grow herbs, Herb teas are my favorite. Raspberry leaf, pumpkin seeds. I am currently into bread, but making my own teas is a close 3rd.. lol. Research can definitely get you some ides to start growing.

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I like to grow lemon grass and mint, they go great together Happy If you like flowery teas you could grow some lavender or chamomile too.

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I think you'll have to wait to until spring to grow at 10 F any herbs will struggle Happy
http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/grow-your-own-tea/index.html
This might help

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Jasmine makes excellent tea--the flavor is light and the smell is pleasant.

You should check out some loose-leaf tea sites, too, because some have samples of tea so you can figure out what you want to do before you dig into the garden.
www.teatrekker.com
www.theteatable.com

Those are my two favorite tea sites.

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anything you know is a natural relaxant i know camomile, but i don't like it alone. where do you usually buy lemon grass that sounds good.

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Lemongrass can be found in health food stores and groceries like HyVee that have dedicated healthfood sections.

Peppermint is also a relaxant. My fiance really enjoyed a cup of organic peppermint tea I made for him the other day when he was stressed.

Green tea with mint is yummy, and so is white tea with jasmine. If you're looking for anything with a spicy taste, red roiboos mixed with chai is awesome.

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where do you get a plain tea plant for green tea and white

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I would imagine that the internet is the best place to find seeds--it's likely way too niche a market for a lot of American lawn & garden stores.

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