I drink a fair amount of tea, as you probably know if you’ve been hanging around my blog long. Recently I read this article about pesticides and tea, which kind of freaked me out. I decided the only solution was to start growing my own tea. Then it wouldn’t have any pesticides on it—maybe just a little dog pee. I found Camellia Forest, an online nursery that sells tea plants (Camellia sinensis), and ordered three. Along with three healthy little plants my package contained detailed care instructions and directions for preparing green, black, and oolong teas. I’m so impressed with this nursery! My only complaint is that the instructions were typed up in Papyrus, but I can’t expect everyone to be a font snob, right? I definitely recommend ordering from there if you want to try growing tea. Now is the time to plant!
Hopefully next year I’ll get to harvest my own tea leaves and write up a post about preparing them. It’s a bit more complicated than I thought it would be, but I’m excited to try making my own fancy schmancy tea!
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