Grow Your Own Tea: The Complete Guide to Cultivating, Harvesting, and Preparing

Susan M. Walcott (Author) Christine Parks (Author)


"Plant a tea plant and watch it grow Grow Your Own Tea is truly a masterpiece how-to guide to cultivating and enjoying the sacred leaf. It will delight even the armchair gardener and casual tea lover." --James Norwood Pratt, author of James Norwood Pratt's Tea Dictionary

Tea lovers, make a fresh pot, sit down with this delightful guide, and discover the joys of growing and processing your own tea at home. Tea farmer Christine Parks and enthusiast Susan Walcott cover it all from growing tea plants and harvesting leaves, to the distinct processes that create each tea's signature flavors.

In this comprehensive handbook, you'll discover tea's ancient origins, learn about the single plant that produces white, green, oolong, and black teas, and discover step-by-step instructions for plucking, withering, and rolling. Simple recipes that highlight the flavor of tea and creative uses for around the home round out this must-read for tea fans.

Product Details

$24.95  $22.95
Timber Press (OR)
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
8.0 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Christine Parks, Ph.D., developed Camellia Forest Tea Gardens in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to grow and make tea and provide an educational setting for visitors. Parks is also a partner in Tea Flower Research, collecting, propagating, and testing cultivars for hardiness in the NC Piedmont region.

Susan Walcott, Ph.D., is a Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Additional experience with publishing includes three books, as well as numerous book chapters and academic articles.