Herb Gardens for the Tea Lover

Brewing tea from the gardenTea lovers’ herb gardens can include many herbal teas that can be brewed alone or blended together to make a delicious cup of tea.


There’s nothing more rewarding than to grow your own teas in an herb garden, harvest the container plants and brew them up for a cup of your own tasty cup of tea! These three herb plants to begin with in tea lovers’ herb gardens.

Tea lovers’ herb garden plant #1: Spearmint or peppermint. Spearmint and peppermint herbs are easy to grow and do well as shade plants in herb gardens. Mint leaves (fresh or dry) can be used in mint teas that taste great and aid in digestion (iced mint tea on a hot day is a wonderful refreshment). The mint plant has purple flowers that attract butterflies, wild birds and beneficial insects. Make sure to grow mint as a potted plant in herb gardens, otherwise this plant will spread and take over your other plants. Read more about how to grow spearmint>>

Tea lovers’ herb garden plant #2: Chamomile. Dry this little white-petaled flower to brew a fruity-tasting herbal tea. If growing chamomile in herb gardens to make tea, grow the German chamomile variety and not Roman chamomile. Chamomile flowers look like daisies and are about 1 inch in diameter. In addition to making a delicious tea, these attractive, fragrant flowers will attract bees, wild birds and other wildlife to herb gardens. Read more about how to grow chamomile>>

Tea lovers’ herb garden plant #3: Lemongrass. The lemongrass plant is not only great plant for an edible garden or a kitchen garden, it is also used in many herbal teas. It grows well as a potted plant, and it can be used fresh or dried in teas or in culinary dishes (it is popular in Asian cuisine). The stalk is used for cooking, and the leaves are used for teas. Lemongrass tea can be calming and soothe stomachs. A popular tea blend is “Sleepy Time Tea,” which is a mixture of lemongrass, lavender and German chamomile flowers. Read more about how to grow lemongrass>>

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