When J and I were in London in 2012 we stopped in an adorable tea shop and I proceeded to buy everything they had in stock. One of the items I scooped was a book (because when traveling it’s super smart to buy lots of books that you then have to schlepp around…) full of tea recipes. Now that we have started digging into the garden J suggested the idea of a tea garden where we can grow all of our tea-related plants to make our own loose leaf teas. I CAN’T WAIT.
Those ominous looking trenches AREN’T graves, they are the locations for our tea beds. J has been digging in the front yard (I keep forgetting we have a front yard, we also have an orchard on the other side of the house, and a HUGE lower yard…) to source the soil for all the planters we have been building. The next step will be to build the raised boxes then fill them with soil.
Anyone have suggestions for good tea plants? So far we are planning on using as many of the plants from the book as possible: