Our family is expanded our southern tea choices to a few herbal teas over the past few weeks. Herbal teas can come in a wide range of tastes and flavors and make a tempting alternative to sugary beverages or water. In addition to being delicious, some herbal teas have health-promoting properties.
A tea garden is a delightful hobby. It will offer you with the delight of fresh herbal teas. You can drink a single herbal tea on its own, or you can try mixing together 2 or 3 different complementary herbal flavors with your southern sweet tea or Green tea! You can grow herbs for tea in relatively little space. If you choose to only include 1 or 2 tea herbs in your garden. It’s easy to grow your tea garden in the kitchen or inside near a window. Flymeawaycreations has several planters that work great starting out your tea garden. One planter that the shop offers is 3D printed Pyramid hanging planter or the Vintage metal lace planter. These planters can be hung by a window and offer a great way to showcase your herbal plants!
Most types of tea herb will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil. You can purchase fertilized soil at a garden supply center, or add your own compost to enrich the soil in your garden. There is a variety of herbs that create a smoothing tea. Such as peppermint plant, its tea is a perennial favorite for many people. Peppermint is generally easy to grow and enjoys semi-shaded spots. This herbal plant is great to plant indoors and especially is does not need full sun all day to thrive, so it can be planted in any room with partial sun light.
Have you consider planting lavender? Lavender leaves are a delightful, softly fragrant tisane that is perfect for making a soothing cup of tea. Lavender grows well when placed in in full sun. Plant your lavender in well-drained soil. It prefers not to be over-watered, so only water the lavender when its soil is completely dry. The lavender buds and flowers are both used for tea. Similarly to peppermint tea, lavender tea is recommended for reducing tension in your body and soothing headaches. I love making Lavender lemonade as well, you can check out my self-awareness blog to find the recipe to create this flavorful drink!
Lastly, chamomile is one of the more common herbs used in teas. It is a delightful apple-scented herb, which is traditionally used to induce calm and sleep. Chamomile needs full sun to semi-shade. Chamomile flowers are easily grown from seeds. The flowers are the preferred part for making the tea! The tea is a caffeine-free alternative to black or green tea and for its earthy, somewhat sweet taste that is loaded with antioxidants that could help lowers your risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer.
By following the links below you can see the different types of hanging planters that the shop offers to help start your Herbal Tea Garden inside!