A TEA PLANT FOR CHRISTMAS SO YOU CAN GROW YOUR OWN TEA…

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Did you know that it is easy to grow your own tea plant? ‘Camellia Sinensis is the evergreen plant that can produce tea leaves for 50-100 years. It also produces a fragrant leaf that has pretty winter flowers.

£20 from Plants By Post

Although originating in the Himalayas, you don’t need a large garden to grow this tea plant, a planter on your wall or a simple pot will work fine, however it does need to be brought indoors or put into a greenhouse in the cold weather. This tea plant can make black, green, white or oolong tea. It’s obviously not as simple as popping a tea bag into a cup but you can use a simple strainer if you just fancy green tea.

It is a slow-growing, tender, large, upright evergreen shrub, with dark-green, lance-shaped, toothed leaves. It has fragrant, white, single flowers with many golden-yellow stamens…

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