Via: Daily Herald
A cup of tea at breakfast or over lunch is one of life’s simple indulgences. It’s even more special – and not much more difficult – if you grow the herbs yourself.
Many of the best tea herbs are easy to grow, beautiful, and naturally resistant to pests. Even if you don’t have garden space, many delightful tea herbs will grow in containers on a porch or windowsill.
“By growing my own tea, I have total freedom to pick the herbs to suit my mood or revitalize my palette,” says avid herb grower Jekka McVicar, author of “The Complete Herb Book.”
Mint is a must, and many herbs in the mint family such as lemon balm make teas of a different flavor. Other choices include lavender, rose hips and ginger. Daisy-like chamomiles can also cheer up any garden and the flowers make a soothing tea.
Once you’ve chosen your herbs, it’s as easy to harvest, dry, store and brew.