Growing your own tea?

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Growing your own tea?

by tjausti » Mar 2nd 09 12:57 am

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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by tjausti » Mar 2nd 09 2:28 am

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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by JP » Mar 2nd 09 3:17 am

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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by tjausti » Mar 2nd 09 1:46 pm

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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by Herb_Master » Mar 2nd 09 11:57 pm

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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by reincarnate » Mar 9th 09 10:10 pm

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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by Herb_Master » Mar 25th 09 4:24 pm

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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by Ebtoulson » Mar 25th 09 9:11 pm

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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by tjausti » Mar 25th 09 9:41 pm

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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by woozl » Mar 25th 09 11:07 pm

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

You can get an established plant.
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“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone: “so I ca’n’t take more.”
“You mean you ca’n’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”

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by Chip » Mar 25th 09 11:15 pm

woozl wrote:Logees is fab.
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by Victoria » Mar 25th 09 11:45 pm

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:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... s&start=30

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by tea-guy » Mar 26th 09 1:25 am

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?

by woozl » Mar 17th 10 1:04 am

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