How do you grow tea?
Tea comes from the leaves of tea plant (camellia sinensis). Tea grows best in a humid subtropical climate, but can be grown in tropical regions as well. It generally cannot be grown in cold regions or arid to semiarid regions.
It can be grown outside if you live in a warm climate with sufficient rainfall (zone 8). However you can successfully grow it in other climates by use of a greenhouse or by growing the plant inside where it will be out of danger from frost. In borderline areas, you can plant the tea plant in a warm, sheltered area.
You can buy a tea plant, grow a plant from a cutting, or even from seeds. Seeds take about four weeks in order to germinate in the damp at a warm temperature.
Tea will need an acid soil in order to grow (pH4.5-7). Many places will sell acidified soil (or soil additives). You should also be careful since most tap water is slightly basic and will decrease the acidity of the soil over time.
Soil should be well drained and sandy. Too much moisture around the plant will encourage the growth of detrimental molds and mildews so it is best to water only as much as needed. If planted outside then some protection needs to be put around it on rainy days to prevent the plant from getting too wet.
Tea plants are nothing different , they are just plants from which we get tea leaves to prepare tea. these plants usually grow in hilly areas like ooty, Assam etc. Assam is the best known place for its tea plants. It is known world wide for its tea plants. these plants are grown till the height of at least 1 feet and then are cut down to get tea leaves. If these grow more than…
Anything is possible, however, it would take a VERY large pot, and a big window. Thing is you don't get much Tea from a small single plant. It is better and much more economical to buy your tea. If you are growing herbs for herbal tea, then you may have more luck. Lemon balm, peppermint, and chamomile will grow indoors and you only need a few leaves to make a cup of tea.
The only place in the United States to grow tea is on an island off the coast of South Carolina. The tea plants there were brought to the island over 200 years ago by a man who thought he could start a business selling tea in the colonies. Because the top leaves are cut in tea production the plants are the original plants from 200 years ago.