TEA

TEA:

Also Known As: Black Tea AND Green Tea

HISTORY:

Tea was first brought to Holland by the Dutch East India Company in 1610. By the year 1640, black tea was very popular with the English upper class. 

In North America and Europe, tea has always been a stimulating beverage. Ironically few consider tea as being an herb. You’ve heard the saying, “Would you like coffee, tea or herbal tea?” Of course, tea and coffee are in fact herbs.

PREPARATION:

  • Infusion:

Boil water and add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb per cup of water. Steeping time is 10 to 15 minutes. Drink up to 3 cups daily. For children under the age of 2, weak preparations may be given.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Tea is cultivated primarily in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. It is not a garden herb in North America. Leaves are processed into green and black (pekoe) tea. Green tea is the dried leaf and black tea is dried and fermented.