Homegrown Tea

Homegrown Tea

An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes

Book - 2014 | 1st ed. --
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Homegrown Tea explains how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill could become your tea cupboard. It shows you how to grow your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea. Liversidge lays out when and how to harvest your plants, as well as information on how to prepare the plant, including how to dry it to make tea you can store to last you throughout the year. As a guide to using tea to make you feel better, there are nutritional and medicinal benefits. Finally, there is an illustrated guide to show how to make up fresh and dried teabags and how to serve a delicious homegrown tea. It is sustainable way to look at a beverage, which is steeped in history and tradition. Sample drinks include well-known plants such as rose hips, mint, sage, hibiscus, and lavender, as well as more obscure ones like chicory, angelica, apple geranium, and lemon verbena.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781250039415
Characteristics: xv, 270 p. : col. ill.


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Rebecca_Kohn Oct 01, 2018

Very clearly written and beautifully illustrated. I have successfully grown lemon verbena and popped a leaf or two into a glass of water but with the instructions in this book I'm looking forward to harvesting, drying, and storing these beautiful leaves for future pots of tea. The author provides advice on growing and harvesting leaves, fruit, and roots tea from plants as diverse as blueberries to ginger.

Feb 12, 2015

I decided to purchase the book. Exactly what I needed for where I'm at. Great reference book for gardeners!

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