The Best Plants For Fresh Tea — Grow a herb garden for tea!

The Best Plants For Fresh Tea — Grow a herb garden for tea!

Growing a tea garden is a beautiful and delicious way to make healthful herbal teas at home. Shannie McCabe brewed up some of her favorites here at the Baker Creek apothecary and shares her top picks. We’d love to know about yours! Go to rareseeds.com to order seeds and learn more!

50 Comments

  1. Back to Prairie Living on August 7, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Can I ask if BulkHerbStore.com is a Baker Creek store?

  2. ☁️raine☁️ on August 7, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    What type of Chamomile, german or roman?

  3. Kurious Kat on August 7, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I love your videos. I was thinking to start a tea garden next to my vegetable garden and you have given me some great ideas about what to grow. I already have rosemary, lemon balm, and Mexican marigold. I’m very interested in the marigold tea you had, I didn’t know you could make tea from the leaves.

  4. Vanessa Aggson on August 7, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Hey! What do you do with left over herbs after your tea? I feel guilty just throwing it away

  5. Pendantlady on August 7, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Dear Shannie we are having fantastic success in our community garden especially for children with the lettuce that is purple and green called forellenscluss . it has been 107 last week and this lettuce has not bolted.. St. George. Ut

  6. Erika Martinez on August 7, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    When is a good time to start sowing these? I just got a bunch but idk of it’s the right season to start the seeds.

  7. V. on August 7, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I’m not tried fennel tea, yet! I’m glad u suggested it. Great video!

  8. MrHihowryou on August 7, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Growing and brewing tea and yet… no tea… 🤔

  9. IntotheGarden on August 7, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Fascinating–thank you! I have no idea about freshly grown tea, so this was just what I needed. I am curious–did you just pour hot water over the leaves, flowers, or… If grown at home, is that how one should make it? Also which ones are perennial plants? And is the Mountain mint invasive? I could not find that variety, Mountain Mint, on your website–any idea where I can find that one? Any other tips are welcome!

  10. Judy on August 7, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    What is the name of the plant that is traditionally used for black or green tea or oolong?

  11. Jack Shipman on August 7, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Shannon, if you could help me I would appreciate it. I need to know what flowers and herbs that Baker Creek recommends for keeping the Bee population going. Also if yall have them available? Thank you.

  12. Saddle Ridge on August 7, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I make mint tea, but I tear up the leaves in smaller pcs than she has done, and I make a big pot of it , boil for a few minutes, cool down, scoop up the leaves by hand and squeeze every drop out of them. Filter through a strainer and refrigerate in a glass jug. Good information on what each herb is good for. I’m starting new herbs this year, but I want the real hyssopus officinalis, ( Blue Hyssop) not the agastache. The hyssop is great for immune, colds, coughs.

  13. birage on August 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Doesn’t the butterfly pea flower resemble a woman’s private parts? If I am thinking of the same flower.

  14. Esteban Villa on August 7, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Here in Ecuador one the best tea is Guayusa!👌👌

  15. sheepy leepy on August 7, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    4:32 thats funny 🤭🤭

  16. Angie Osborn on August 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Herbal tea garden

    Thai mint
    Golden lemon balm
    Mountain mint
    Fennel
    Echinacea purpuria
    Chamomile
    Navajo sunset Agastache
    Toothache plant
    Marigold
    Bee balm
    Blue spice basil
    Anise Hyssop
    Thai basil
    Agastache rose mint
    Butterfly pea
    Stevia

  17. Padilla Palace Projects on August 7, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Are Navajo Sunset Agastache flowers OK to add to dehydrated tea mix or just leaves?

  18. Mary Levari on August 7, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    always awesome! 🙂 thankyou

  19. Hugh Card on August 7, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    That w as great – what about valerian?

  20. Erica Vivien Son on August 7, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Where i can buy tea seeds to start my tea garden

  21. apaulinaria on August 7, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    In case anyone needs a list:
    1. Thai Mint
    2. Golden Lemon Balm
    3. Mountain Mint
    4. Fennel
    5. Echinacea
    6. Chamomile
    7. Navajo Sunset Agastache
    8. Spilanthes (Toothache Plant)
    9. Marigold Leaves (Calendula?)
    10. Bee Balm
    11. Blue Spice Basil
    12. Anise Hyssop
    13. Thai Basil
    14. Rose Mint Agastache
    15. Butterfly Pea
    16. Stevia

  22. Tammy Robison on August 7, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    You should list the names of these plants in the description for easy ordering.

  23. Dawn Morris on August 7, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I just love this video…I have been looking for different ways to make teas💚

  24. S Kada on August 7, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Totally excited to try these!

  25. CRICKET - SLC on August 7, 2021 at 10:10 pm
  26. Calli Kohl on August 7, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Ibwill be adding some of these to my tea garden. Thank you.

  27. Colleen Forrest on August 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I do a lot of cold brewing with these. Just drop them into a glass of water, no heat. Gives a mild flavor to the water and you can keep adding water. I LOVE Blur Spice Basil tea. Glad it made the list

  28. Martha Leone on August 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Wow Thanks informative & very educational; appreciate it thank u 🙂

  29. Tâm Nguyễn on August 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Thai Basil in VietNam have name is “ Húng Quế” . Sping roll from Vietnam too. I love spring roll <3

  30. cabighorse on August 7, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Do you prefer to use the herbs fresh or dried for your teas?

  31. Ashely Michael on August 7, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Girl im gonna need a bigger garden 😆. Im on a mission to buy all your seeds

  32. Teresa Creamer on August 7, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I hope I get a response,. I’m going to start a tea garden this coming up year and I was wondering, can all of these tea’s be dried and will they still taste the same? Thanks in Advance.

  33. Jeff Martin on August 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    what would be closest to black tea?

  34. Margaret Brandrick on August 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Dear Shannie, I love your informative and beautiful videos. You are a wonderful presenter with such a bright, bubbly personality. I wish I could buy Baker’s Creek seeds here in Queensland, Australia as some of the varieties you show are not available here. I can watch you in awe – but I do learn so much from you. Thank you.

  35. Kim Williams on August 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Good video

  36. C H on August 7, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Is the echinacea is the same of zinnias flowers?

  37. d.b. Sorensen on August 7, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    you forgot one of MY favorites Rosemary tea ! good for what ails you

  38. CFume on August 7, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Anise Hssop, beauty of a plant

  39. Shikin Saerah on August 7, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    U should try roselle too. It’s from hibiscus family & has sour taste like current ❤️

  40. Fatboys Farm on August 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I use Blue Spice Basil to bring pollinators into my garden. The bees love it.

  41. Georgia Landau on August 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Great

  42. Belle Sparks on August 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    This is awesome:)! I want to go make tea:)!

  43. Living the Ruff Life on August 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Every time I watch Shannie’s videos I. want to order every seed packet & esp all these teas, this is great!!!

  44. Nikki on August 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Every person I have made navajo sunset tea for said it tasted like cannabis, it smells amazing.
    Pair lemon balm and rose mint, thank me later.

  45. David Poland on August 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    18 people thumbs down because they work for Starbucks. 😛

  46. Sunshine Luke on August 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    What a cool video! I had no idea you could have a tea garden. I want one now!

  47. YK on August 7, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Very useful 👍

  48. Medusa Teresa on August 7, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I love that you said you have a crush on a plant…thats what happens to me too. Im gonna borrow that one!

  49. Jonni on August 7, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    "This tea is nothing more than hot leaf juice!" – Uncle Iroh

  50. Maritha G on August 7, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    So many ideas!!

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