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By: Admin    January 10 2018 , 12:08 pm
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Category: Gardening , Food

Grow Tea From Your Garden

There is nothing more relaxing than a nice cup of tea in the winter!

If you have a herb garden, you can make your own tea blends! Here is how.


Choose Your Herbs

You are probably already growing most of these in your garden already!

Herbs such as lavender, basil, mint, rosehip, and chamomile are all great options for your homemade tea blends. Here are some facts about them.

  • Lavender: This herb is possibly effective for treating hair loss and anxiety. Perhaps more importantly - it smells great and looks beautiful! Here is a recipe for making lavender tea.


  • Mint: You can make freshly brewed mint tea with either peppermint or spearmint. The Spruce has a great recipe if you need guidance! Besides smelling great and freshening your breath, peppermint is often associated with calming the digestive tract. It is also possibly effective for soothing a migraine, heartburn, and even breastfeeding discomfort!


  • Basil: A popular flavor in Italian cuisine, basil can also make a delightful tea. It is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and iron. This recipe from Taste of Home uses lemon and basil for a refreshing tea.


  • Rose hips:  This part of the rose is an excellent source of vitamin C and, according to WebMd, is possibly beneficial for those suffering from osteoarthritis.


  • Chamomile:  The dried chamomile flower is popular for tea due to its health benefits and soothing flavor. It is known for relieving stomach upset and calming sedative properties.


DIY Herbal Tea

Once you have your herbs picked out, get ready to brew!


  • Make sure you have enough herbs to fill ¼ to a ½ cup per cup of water.

  • Using filtered water, bring to a boil and then let cool for a few minutes.  (Tap water can dilute the flavor of the herbs.)

  • Place herbs in your teapot. Pour hot water over the herbs and let steep until it reaches your desired strength. If you wish, press the herbs against the side of the teapot with a spoon to release more of the flavor.

  • Garnish your tea with lemon or other citrus to complement the herbs.

  • Enjoy!

Have you made your own herbal tea from your garden? We would love to hear about it!


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Kristen Pesta Jan 10,2018

Lavender, rosemary, and basil are my personal favorites! I've never made tea, but I do use them in my detox water which is usually a mix of water, lemon, and herbs.

Kevin Lee Jan 11,2018

My mother drinks a lot of tea and grows a few of these in her garden. We grew up drinking lots of tea.

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