Herbs for Tea

comments (8) March 29th, 2012

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cookinwithherbs susan belsinger, contributor
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My tea party garden with whiskey barrel teacups, creamer and sugar bowl.
Heres a flat of herbs to plant in your tea garden. Lemon herbs and mints are favorites for tea.
Lecturing on planting a tea party garden and favorite herbs for making tea.
My tea party garden with whiskey barrel teacups, creamer and sugar bowl.Click To Enlarge

My tea party garden with whiskey barrel teacups, creamer and sugar bowl.


Here is a list of favorite herbs for tea. You can plant these in a garden bed, perhaps shaped like a tea pot or teacup. Or you could plant them in containers. All of the following are tasty, however if I could only have a few, I'd choose the lemon herbs and the mints.

To learn more about these herbs and how to grow and use them, click on the links below.

Lemon basil and Cinnamon basil (Ocimum basilicum spp.)

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita) and Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemon thyme (Thymus X citriodorus)

Lemon verbena (Aloysia citriodora)

Mints (Mentha ssp.)
Orange mint  (Mentha aquatica)
Peppermint (Mentha X piperita ‘Mitcham’)
Red mint or Doublemint  (Mentha X gracilis ‘Madalene Hill’)
Spearmint  (Mentha spicata ‘Kentucky Colonel’ )

Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis spp.)

Sage (Salvia officinalis ssp.)

Scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

Brew a pot of refreshing mint tea

Here is my favorite recipe for Moroccan Mint Tea. Spearmint is the traditional herb used in North Africa, however any mint will do.

 

 

 


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Comments (8)

joeypage42 writes: They are very useful.
Posted: 5:36 am on August 6th
PromoPeople writes: Really nice!
Posted: 7:50 pm on July 12th
codymills writes: They are all nice.
Posted: 1:34 am on May 28th
lovelyellis writes: very nice.
Posted: 3:29 am on February 29th
Shellenrope writes: gud place for tea party
Posted: 5:55 am on January 19th
Hettieroche writes: Nice garden
Posted: 5:26 am on January 13th
jackiewatson writes: very nice
Posted: 6:37 am on December 29th
IBeJerry writes: That sounds delicious!
Posted: 6:17 pm on May 21st
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