A website for gardeners has published a piece about using home grown plants to get tea leaves. The article gives the scientific name for the plant. It grows to a height of three feet. It takes two years to produce the first tea leaves, and five to produce leaves in quantity. The article describes how to pick the tea leaves, and which leaves are to be selected. It has instructions on how to dry the leaves. A photo of the plant is included.
- Majority of people actually have no idea what kind of plant species their cup of tea belongs to or is a part of.
- It’s important to prune the plant so you are getting the most young and precious leafs for excellent tea quality!
- The best way to utilize tea leafs is if you steam them for 1-2 minutes then immediately follow with cold water to “shock” them.
“The secret to making great green tea is to harvest just the top two new leaves and leaf bud on the new spring growth.”