Your Tea Plant Has Grown
Your Harvest Is Ready

What Is Next For Your Tea Plant In The Harvesting Process

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You have been patient and lovingly gardners tea breakcared for your tea plant. and now the day has come. There are three tiny precious young leaves to be picked! The ideal time to pick tea is spring. This is when you will find the sweetest and fattest buds at the top of the plants.

What to do next? Now we take time to process the leaves.

To make Organic Green Tea

Now you have created your own loose leaf green tea!

To make Organic Oolong Tea

  • Pinch of the tender sweet young buds and leaves off the tea plant.
  • Spread them out on a single layer on a towel. Place under the direct sun for 1 hour. Allow the leaves and buds to wilt.
  • The leaves will be warm, so bring them inside to get to room temperature.
  • Place them in a bowl and let them sit for a few hours. Take time to shake up the bowl about every hour over the next 4 to 6 hours. You will notice that the leaves will change to a beautiful red color as they dry.
  • To dry the tea leaves, place them on a baking sheet and place in an oven at 200 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Place the dried tea leaves in an air tight container for future use.

  • To make Organic Black Tea tea leaves

    To make Organic White Tea

    So now that you have successfully and patiently, I might add, nurtured, harvested and processed your tea, now is to time to get creative! Explore the different types of tea and add some fresh herbs to blend your own organic herbal teas! There is nothing more refreshing than ice tea with mint on a hot summer day! Then, again, there is nothing more soothing than chamomile tea on a cold winter’s day. Now that you have explored the tea plant, next you will want to explore how to make organic herbal teas.

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