Whether you like it hot or cold, you can grow all the tea herbs you need for the perfect cup in your own garden. Here are 15 tea herbs for you to make a tea herb garden.
Basil is a stress reliever. When used with honey and ginger it helps in asthma and cough, cold and influenza. This tea is also a good cure of mouth problems and bad breath. Basil is a tropical plant. It grows best when temperature stays around 20 – 30 C.
A hot cup of chamomile can calm nerves and aid with insomnia. It will produce pretty little flowers that look like small daisies, so it’s lovely planted among other flowers. Make sure you give it plenty of space to grow.
Fennel seeds are used to prepare its tea. This tea is beneficial for digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and flatulence. Fennel grows in in moist and fertile soil and needs full to partial sun.
Ginger’s roots and leaves can be used to make tea. Ginger is an antioxidant and contains antibacterial properties. Ginger grows best in filtered sunlight and moist soil in a spot that is less windy.
Jasmine tea is identified as an aphrodisiac and it is also recommended to promote relaxation and help reduce stress. Jasmine vine thrives in full sun and needs a trellis or a support to climb. It’s not suitable for harsh winter climates, so if you want to grow it, grow it in container that can be moved inside.
Usually people don’t think of having lavender tea but its floral taste is amazing. A delicious cup of lavender tea is sweet and fragrant in taste. This tea is absolutely perfect for calming your mind. Lavender tea also reduces tension.
Brewing up a cup of lemon balm tea is calorie-free. Feeling stressed at work? Lemon balm tea is the perfect evening antidote. It calms anxiety and insomnia. It needs to be contained before it spreads. Also, if you plant it once, you can enjoy its tea for many seasons.
Lemon grass is used to make herbal tea, in soups and other dishes. This tea also repels pests like white flies away from garden. Grow lemongrass in warm and sunny spot and do regular watering.
The leaves of lemon verbena are used to make tea. Lemon verbena tea improves digestion, joint pain and helps in asthma. If you are going to grow this herb in a pot, plan accordingly. It is a heavy feeder and drainage is key. Lemon verbena doesn’t like soggy roots!
Marjoram tea cures various digestion and stomach problems. It also helps with poor appetite, liver disease, gallstones, intestinal gas, and stomach cramps. Marjoram grows well in full sun. It needs loose and well-drained soil.