TEA PLANT - Make your own tea - comes with instructions how to make your own Green and Black Tea
Tea plant is great plant to have and a wonderful present to any level of gardeners to grow indoor/ outdoor.
- Tea plant is easy to grow, it always looks great and has very green leaves and white flowers.
- Tea plant Kit – You will get a wonderful Kit including the Healthy plant, a decorative pot and instructions on how to make your own green Tea and how to make your own Black Tea.
- Enjoy your own fresh organic tea – our green tea variety has won the international Product Gourmet award at AVPA International Teas of the World Contest in Paris in 2018.
- Educational and interesting plant with a story – something to talk about.
- You can't beat a nice cup of tea so get the plant and enjoy being your own British tea maker.
Locally produced tea!
Black tea, green tea, white tea… No matter what’s your favourite,
almost all teas are made of the leaves of the tea plant: Camellia Sinesis.
It was the Chinese who started thousands of years ago with growing and drinking tea.
But what they do, now you can do too!
With the Tea by Me© Camellia Sinensis tea plant you can grow and produce tea in
every place, in every city with our basics & knowledge on tea making.
Just like your local brewery, you can make your own craft tea. Imagine what you
can do with more than 500 flavours that you can get from these beautiful tea leaves!
How tall do tea plants grow?
For those in cooler zones, consider growing tea plants in pots. Camellia sinensis makes an excellent container grown tea plant as it is a smaller shrub that when contained will only reach a height of about 6 feet (under 2 meters).
How tea is planted?
The tea plant, Camellia Sinensis, can be grown almost anywhere.
The best teas are grown in cooler climates and/or at higher elevations. Once the tea plant has reached maturity the leaves can be harvested from it for many years. ... The first is to preserve the tea by driving most of the moisture from the leaves.
Antioxidants to keep you young and healthy
In both green and black tea are many antioxidants. These antioxidants provide among others reduced risk of heart-and vascular diseases. The antioxidant catechin kills bacteria that cause throat infections and holes in your teeth
Brew your own healthy tea
You have the possibility of making infinite types of tea. These teas are extremely tasty and contain no calories. But then you should not add any sugar yourself!
Do you drink coffee all day through a busy job? Then try drinking green tea. This tea contains an amino acid called theanine, this helps you relaxed!
Can I grow my own tea leaves?
Well, you can! True tea – from the Camellia sinensis plant in a container in your home, if you live in a cooler area.
You can make it to produce Green tea or Black tea.
Outside, bright sunny place to half shade.
Indoors it is best not to put your plant above heating or next to the stove. A (naturally) light spot is fine.
Slightly acidic soil. Ph 5-7, such as ericaceous. Similar to Rhododendron and Azalea. A well aerated basis is preferred. Clay soil, you aerate deeply with sandy soil and humus.
Outside in the soil, after a hot summers day you should sprinkle water over the plants after sunset. Outside in a pot, in summer 2x per week. In winter 2x per month provided that it is not frozen.
Indoors you water the plant 2x per week.
In a greenhouse, conservatory/orangery
After a hot summers day, you sprinkle water slightly over your plants. Make sure you open up some windows or doors to give the plants fresh air. 2x per week a little water.
In winter 1x per week a little water, fresh air regularly.
The Camellia Sinensis hates ‘wet feet’.
Guard that there is no water remained in the ornamental pot. Make sure you have good drainage in tubs and pots.
Your plant has ‘wood’ and ‘green’. Wood is the brown woody area at the bottom of the plant. Green is the part that literally is green and is growing on the woody part.
Do you want to grow a wide full plant on which many fresh twigs grow than pruning on the green part of the plant is preferred?
Cut a twig just above the start of a new branch on the green area. When you do not prune the plant will only grow in height and not create more new twigs.
The plant can easily grow 2 meters high and therefore is a very appropriate hedge plant.
Tea hedge planting
For an instant beautiful hedge you should plant 8 plants per 1 meter. Pot size 10cm.
Prune your hedge regularly between April and September. Prune above the woody area.
Do not prune during wintertime. The hedge then will bloom during winter.
End of October to February. White flower with yellow heart. Light fragrant.
For planting, Camellia sinensis likes well-drained and sandy soil that is on the acidic side. If you are going to grow your tea in a container, add some sphagnum moss to the potting mix. You'll need some patience, too. Your plant should be around 3 years old before you start harvesting leaves.
How long does it take for tea to grow?
Tea plants are propagated from seed and cuttings; about 4 to 12 years are needed for a plant to bear seed and about three years before a new plant is ready for harvesting. In addition to a zone 8 climate or warmer, tea plants require at least 127 cm (50 in) of rainfall a year and prefer acidic soils.
What plant is used for black tea?
Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than green, and white teas. Black tea is generally stronger in flavour than the less oxidized teas. All four types are made from leaves of the shrub (or small tree) Camellia sinensis.
What does Tea need to grow?
In its wild state, tea grows best in regions which enjoy a warm, humid climate with a rainfall measuring at least 100 centimetres a year. Ideally, it likes deep, light, acidic and well-drained soil. Given these conditions, tea will grow in areas from sea level up to altitudes as high as 2,100 metres above sea level.
How do you take care of a tea plant?
Avoid full shade, as tea plants in sun are more robust. Otherwise, tea plant care is not complicated. Water plants frequently during the first two years – generally two or three times per week during the summer, using rainwater whenever possible. Allow the soil to dry slightly between watering.
- Pluck the very youngest leaves and leaf buds.
- Roll the leaves between your hands, and crush them until the leaves start to darken and turn red.
- Spread them out on a tray, and leave them in a cool location for 2-3 days. ...
- Dry them in the oven at 250F for about 20 minutes.
- Store in an air-tight container.
How can I make my own green tea?
- Take one teaspoon of green tea leaves. ...
- Now, take the tea leaves in a strainer/sieve and keep aside.
- Now, take a stainless steel pot/pan and boil the water. ...
- Now, place the sieve/ strainer over the cup or mug.
- Next, pour the hot water into the cup and let the tea steep for 3 minutes.
Is black tea healthier than green tea?
Green tea contains 1/4 of the caffeine that coffee has, making it healthier. Since oxidation is settled, it is believed that more polyphenols are preserved. ... BLACK TEA -The EGCG in black tea is destroyed during the fermentation process. Hence, green tea is ahead of black tea in its antioxidant quality and quantity.
Can you grow your own black tea?
You could try growing Camellia sinensis in a greenhouse, or in a pot that you can bring indoors during cold winters. ... Growing tea is only half the battle. Once your tea plant is growing well, you'll need to harvest and process your tea leaves. From your plant you can make black, green or oolong tea.
Is black tea healthy?
Black tea contains caffeine. ... Black tea is also full of healthy substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage. Some scientists think that specific antioxidants in tea, including polyphenols and catechins, may help prevent some types of cancer.
In which soil does tea grow?
Tea is grown in variety of soils. The best, however, is a light; friable loam with porous sub-soil which permits a free drainage of water, for tea is highly intolerant to stagnant water. In general the most suitable soils are slightly acidic and without calcium. The presence of iron in sub-soil is desirable.
Can you grow tea in England?
Tregothnan Estate, in England's Southwestern county of Cornwall, is producing the first tea ever to be grown in British soil. Jonathon Jones, head gardener at Tregothnan, with a new tea shoot from one of the Tregothnan bushes. ... However, the temperate climes of Cornwall are not so different from those of Darjeeling.
Our tea plants Options for you:
In a Tin of Tea Leaves: The diameter of the pot is 13cm and the height is 40-50cm supplied in a Tin of Tea Leaves - Looks Wonderful Straight away.
In a terracotta pots one or pair options: The diameter of the pot is 13cm and the height is 40-50cm supplied in a Tin of Tea Leaves - Looks Wonderful Straight away.
In a large clay Pot : Our Large Tea Plant is an ideal Gift - supplied in a clay pot sometimes supplied with flowers. Make your own Tea.