Growing your own tea?


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Growing your own tea?

Postby tjausti » Mar 1st, '09, 20:57

I have recently been asked by the misses (Gardner of the family) if I would like to grow my own tea? (she is trying to get me involved in her hobby, which I think is great.) I have searched around and cannot find that much info on the subject.

Any one have some info on growing, preoaring, drying, etc.... ?
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Postby tjausti » Mar 1st, '09, 22:28

Got it

Google.com | growing Camellia sinensis

I was spelling it wrong. :D

http://coffeetea.about.com/od/preparati ... ingtea.htm

Holy Cow 3 years is a long time for a cup of tea :D
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Postby JP » Mar 1st, '09, 23:17

Thanks! I asked about this a while back. My interest is growing a plant or two for ornamental purposes. I don't have space and live to far north to plant enough to harvest.
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Postby tjausti » Mar 2nd, '09, 09:46

from what i have read. these do well if you keep them indoors in front of a window.
I would imagine that is would be worth trying. our local nursery has a few that are matured. not sure of the price but google got me right to it once you use the proper name.
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Postby Herb_Master » Mar 2nd, '09, 19:57

JP wrote:Thanks! I asked about this a while back. My interest is growing a plant or two for ornamental purposes. I don't have space and live to far north to plant enough to harvest.


If it is purely ornamental would you not be better off with a flowering Camellia Japonica
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Postby 10/6 » Mar 7th, '09, 20:11

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Dis my lubs...
My tea kitten.
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Postby reincarnate » Mar 9th, '09, 18:10

I was also interested in growing my own, but for me it's only possible indoors.

Has anyone ever gotten any good results?
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Postby Herb_Master » Mar 25th, '09, 12:24

If you are seriously interested you could try emailing these people for advice

Tea grown in England :roll:

http://www.tregothnan.co.uk/tea-garden/p_302/

How do I grow a tea bush?

This information is available with our mail order tea bushes, or download here.

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Postby Ebtoulson » Mar 25th, '09, 17:11

AH really cool guys. I love working with my hands and growing stuff. Growing some spearmint (for tea), onions, peppers and other other cooking herbs right now.

Says I'm in a perfect area to grow some tea. Btw where did you get your seeds?
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Postby tjausti » Mar 25th, '09, 17:41

we decided against ti since our cats like to play in the garden and have been known to eat some of our plants.... we would have some very caffeinated cats if they were to consume it. lol
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Postby woozl » Mar 25th, '09, 19:07

Out of stock at the moment......http://www.logees.com/prodinfo.asp?number=R1412-2

You can get an established plant.
Logees is fab. (no i don't work for them)
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Postby Chip » Mar 25th, '09, 19:15

woozl wrote:Logees is fab.

+1
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Postby Victoria » Mar 25th, '09, 19:45

My little seedling is still alive but hasn't grown one bit since I planted it in October.
Maybe as it gets warmer.

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I know the OP has opted out now, but anyone interested can find a lot of info on this prior thread:

viewtopic.php?t=5882&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=tea+seeds&start=30
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Postby tea-guy » Mar 25th, '09, 21:25

woozl wrote:Out of stock at the moment......http://www.logees.com/prodinfo.asp?number=R1412-2


It's prime first picking season, so I'm sure they'll hold on to the plants until they can get more at the end of June. :)
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Re: Growing your own tea?

Postby woozl » Mar 16th, '10, 21:04

C'mon sincha,
Here is my new baby...
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Just a novelty but very cool.
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