Tea Ready Blooms for your Garden

Spring is here and now is the perfect time to start a new garden! While most tend to grow vegetables and herbs, the tea lover knows that the best garden is a tea garden. Brew the most wonderful, homemade teas and take great pride in knowing you have planted, harvested and prepared it all on your own.

Known for its calming effects, Chamomile does best in fertile, well-drained soil and sun. Chamomile is a must have for any tea garden, and offers a unique flavor that all tea drinkers are sure to enjoy. Click here to learn more about growing Chamomile!

Beautiful and wonderfully scented, Lavender can soothe and relax. Its beautiful purple blooms taste just as wonderful as the smell, and is a favorite tea of many. Learn more about Lavender, here.

Enjoy a refreshing cup of mint tea, and know that all the work that it takes to grow this hardy plant, is worth it. With a variety of flavors to choose from, mint can be used for anything from soothing illness to pure pleasure. For tips on growing mint, click here! And learn about the different types of mint you can grow here.

Lemon Balm
With a refreshing lemony scent, Lemon Balm is easily grown and can be repeatedly harvested for both hot and cold teas. Get started growing Lemon Balm with more information, here.

Once your flowers have begun to bloom, pick the leaves or flowers, crush them between your fingers to release the scent and flavor. Place two teaspoons of fresh herbs into a strainer or mesh tea ball, then steep eight ounces of hot water for 3 – 5 minutes. Once your tea is brewed and sweetened to your liking, sit back, relax and enjoy! 

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