Are you someone who loves tea? As many of you know, I am a true tea addict and couldn’t imagine going a day without drinking tea. I have various blends of tea throughout my house and am excited when my monthly tea subscription box arrives. Some of the teas I love are rather simple and have surprised me more than once when I look at the ingredients of the different mixtures. More than once I wondered if I could make my herbal or fruit teas at home. To my surprise, I wasn’t the only one who thought about this when I was approached to review a new book – Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard by Jodi Helmer. After reading a bit about this book, I knew I had to check it out for myself!
Growing Your Own Tea Garden: What Is It
Do you like the idea of growing your tea garden in your backyard? If so, we think you will love Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard. Here is what the publisher has to say about this new book:
You Love To Drink Tea. Why Not Grow Your Own? If you’ve ever considered raising your own tea, this comprehensive guide is the place to start. Growing Your Own Tea Garden is packed with inspiration and practical instructions for cultivating and enjoying delicious teas. Author Jodi Helmer helps you plan and plant a productive backyard tea garden, with sample garden designs and cultivation advice. She shows you how to choose the right crops for your soil and climate, starting with the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) and going on through a comprehensive survey of tisanes, or herbal teas. Discover how to grow the full range of herbal infusions that make wonderful teas, from flowering chamomile and lavender to chicory roots, rose hips, lemon verbena, peppermint, aromatic bergamot and more. Jodi shows you how to harvest, dry and store your tea to enjoy all year long, along with brewing tips and creative recipes. Inside Growing Your Own Tea Garden · Everything you need to know to create a healthy, bountiful tea garden and enjoy high quality tea · How to grow dozens of crops that make marvelous teas, herbal infusions and decoctions · Sample tea garden designs, including instructions for growing tea in container gardens and raised beds · Understanding the differences between black tea, green tea, white tea and herbal tea · How to dry and store your leaves for consumption on cool autumn days · Let it steep: how to brew the perfect cup of tea.
Growing Your Own Tea Garden: Our Thoughts
As someone who can’t live without her tea, I couldn’t wait to open this book when it arrived. I was truly blown away by all the wonderful knowledge and how many fruits, and parts of fruit plants could be used to create various kinds of tea. This is one of the first times I have ever seen a book approach making tea in a fun, information, and easy to follow way. Probably the most challenging section is learning about the most common teas – black, white, green, and oolong – and what you need to know before you start growing. Overall though, after finishing Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard, I recommend that every tea lover and gardener go out and buy this book!
Growing Your Own Tea Garden: Where to Purchase
Would you like to purchase this amazing book for yourself or someone you know? You can find Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard on Amazon.com for under $15. Who knew that having your tea garden could be so easy and fun?