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

Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes.  Homegrown Tea demonstrates how to grow a wide variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony, or even on a window sill. It demonstrates how to grow tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants and which parts of the plant are used to make tea. Liversidge details when and how to harvest your plants, as well as how to prepare them, including how to dry tea leaves to create tea that can be stored for the entire year. There are nutritional and medicinal benefits to using tea to help you feel better. Finally, an illustrated guide demonstrates how to prepare fresh and dried teabags, as well as how to serve a delectable homegrown tea. This is a sustainable perspective on a beverage steeped in history and tradition.

Some of the plants used in the sample drinks include rose hips, mint, sage, hibiscus, and lavender, as well as some that are less well-known, such as chicory, angelica, apple geranium, and lemon verbena.