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Brewing from my own tea plant

Post by Pizzagod » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:24 pm

I just ordered a tea plant, to grow in my backyard. I plan on using it to brew tea. Anyone around here ever try this?


Post by Pizzagod » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:16 am

I just found out that they can't ship to California this time of year, and I'll have to wait until October or November. I'll post more info about the plant(s) then.

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Post by solaritea » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:14 pm

I grew a tea plant for a while but it died in a frost. It didn't really get big enough to use for tea much but I did enjoy chewing the fresh leaves now and again.

I see you're in the east bay. I got my plant at a nursery in Fremont called Regans. You may be able to find one there or they would certainly order one for you. They had all kinds of interesting plants there that you wouldn't find in a normal nursery.


Post by Pizzagod » Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:13 pm

Just thought I'd give an update... My Camelia Tea plant has been planted in a wine-barrel planter for a few months now, and seems to be doing well.

It doesn't appear to have gotten any bigger yet, but it's still green, and that's a good sign.

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Post by JP » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:16 pm

I have been thinking of doing the same thing, actually. Where did you go to get it?


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Post by TexasOutlaw » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:21 pm

Growing up, some of my relatives would go out and pluck lemon grass and mint leaves and make tea from it. I was always worried about drinking it as a kid. What if it had dog wee wee on it?

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Re: Brewing from my own tea plant

Post by BrewNation760 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:45 am

I would hope they would have washed it prior to making the tea. Thats a funny thought though.

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Re: Brewing from my own tea plant

Post by john.p » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:36 pm

Very cool.

Can you grow tea hydroponically? I live in a pretty decent climate, but i'm sure in the mid-west, they'd have issues growing a tea plant.
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Re: Brewing from my own tea plant

Post by miodek1987 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:29 am

I had grown it hydroponically and my plant felt great.

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