Growing & Harvesting Herbal Teas | Dehydrating Tea Leaves

Growing & Harvesting Herbal Teas | Dehydrating Tea Leaves

Do you grow your own tea? I just started a few years ago making my own tea blends with different plants growing on the homestead. In today’s video I will show you all the things I am harvesting to be able to make my own teas this year and give you some fun zero waste ideas for Christmas. Start Harvesting today to make your own teas all winter long.

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  1. Just Patty on June 14, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Missed this video before. Is there a video on the blends?

  2. Hannah DeForest on June 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I am in love with your yard. What a beautiful way to live! Can’t wait to plant some of these things!

  3. Legend0222 on June 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Love this! I was wondering if you use your dehydrator on all tea ingredients even the rose hips? or are any of them dried differently?

  4. V. on June 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    So fun! I just ordered seeds to grow my own tea garden! Thank u so much for sharing your wisdom!

  5. Melissa Durham on June 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    This was a great video!! I’m working on the beginning of a medicinal & tea garden, and I love yours! Also, raspberry IS great for women…unless you’re pregnant, when it can cause spontaneous miscarriages. Thanks for a look at your setup:)

  6. Bull Bull on June 14, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Yes thank you for ideas on plants to get

  7. Kimberly Clark on June 14, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    I see you have Lavender directly in the ground! Where is it? Like in shade or part shade/sun?

  8. Travis Bedsole on June 14, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Awesome garden

  9. TheBguenth on June 14, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Is there anything I can make from tea olive tree blooms? Thanks!

  10. Jay lugo on June 14, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    You are hot i need a calming tea🤔

  11. Ray on June 14, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Dude, how could you put out a video about growing your own tea, yet not feature camellia sinensis? lol

  12. tinaj sews on June 14, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Repent , the kingdom of God is at hand , read your bible for yourself, and pray , there is nothing our there in the world ,ask God to guide and protect you ,if you have any question please ask me.,

  13. D F on June 14, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Great video. Wish you had shown more close up and detail on what part of plant you harvest and how you put it in dehydrator.

  14. akbrock1 on June 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    What temperature and how long in the dehydrator

  15. Kelsey Hibbard on June 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Your gorgeous. Love your energy. I just moved where i can plant . I’ve been wanting a tea and figured of looking to have my own to make from my yard

  16. Amy Veliquette on June 14, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    I’m so happy to have found you!! I live in Michigan too and I’m starting a tea garden! I love that I can apply your information to my garden!! So excited to watch all your videos!

  17. Jdoubles98 on June 14, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Great video!!! Thank you! I’ve been thinking of growing green tea lately.

  18. Gwen B on June 14, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    How long did you dry them??

  19. Sarah Prikle on June 14, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I love your Garden , it’s beautiful outside your house ,

  20. Angelic Collective Yoga on June 14, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Have you tried dehydrated strawberries in teas? delish.

  21. C. Ski on June 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    i just started. my wife is always wanting chamomile so i planted 2 versions. i also got province lavender, peppermint, spearmint and a camellia sinensis. not much room to grow but its a nice start

  22. Sara Perts on June 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Do you ever find the flavors of the herbs blending when you dehydrate them all at the same time? I’ve only been dehydrating herbs for a couple months and have been dehydrating only one type of herb at a time because I’m afraid the flavors will cross contaminate…?

  23. premier69 on June 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    wow you are beautiful!

  24. Violet mary on June 14, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Staying fit coz of your lifestyle….you are pretty mam

  25. Chester Griffin on June 14, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    You are absolutely stunning and so is the garden

  26. meinschatz26 on June 14, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    I harvested some nettle over the weekend. I was not expecting the scent it produced. Lucky it doesnt take long to try lol
    Do you wash your leaves before drying?

  27. Sylent Prahfet on June 14, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Gorgeous omg

  28. Hvostik hvostik on June 14, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    I can’t plant anything deer will eat everything🥲

  29. TheNutritionHealer on June 14, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Hi, there is an Indian Dish called Sambarpalli which you can make with Borage leaves. Let me know if you give it a try, Sonja xx

  30. Kara Erway on June 14, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Horehound grows wild here in my part of Arizona. It over takes everything and most people think it is the worst weed ever. I taught our prepper group about it and how to make teas and sore throat drops.

  31. Emily Hill on June 14, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Goals!! Goals!!

  32. Andrea Char on June 14, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Hello! May I know which part of the world do you live in :)?!

  33. Furious Basset on June 14, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    I wanted to start growing tea so I started researching this topic and I found this video first it is so helpful and I learned alot

  34. Master Roshi on June 14, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Yuo are sooo good looking!

  35. Devo on June 14, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    One tip about harvesting herbs: pick them very early in the morning. That way the sun won’t hit them and evaporate some of their beneficial oils. In my country, we pick herbs on the 24th of June under the moon. It’s considered the day of the "witches" aka healers and people working with herbs and they say that on that day, under the moon the herbs are the best quality.

  36. Linda Krause on June 14, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    @2:17 Oh Rachel how beautiful! Your landscaping is just gorgeous! Good job you too Todd!

  37. Tina Gardner on June 14, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    I want to start a tea garden so badly. We live full-time in our camper. We are stationary. I have lavender and Mint in pots so far.

  38. WithLove on June 14, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Lol the bee was buzzing loud a flew off kinda angry when you cut the borage 😂 and you say " I hope he’s not too mad"
    Nooo not mad at all 🤣

  39. Rozenxz on June 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Whoa you are one hot momma 😍

  40. Katherine Whittenberg on June 14, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Thankyou so much for this lesson on harvesting tea. I drink tea every day and have joined a local club for the plants I don’t have. Lately I have been experimenting with putting dried fruit in with the leaves. makes for pleasant drinking.

  41. fuzzydice on June 14, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    do you know anything about Purple Dead Nettle tea

  42. iamalexisnelly on June 14, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    This is the life that I want ! Growing and making herbal teas <3

  43. Kim Walter on June 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I cant find the video on putting these teas together and making blends. Did it happen? New to the channel and loving your videos 🙂

  44. Rose Rosenberg on June 14, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Oh my, what a wonderful garden! Thanks so much for sharing!

  45. Ronniesherpa Lee on June 14, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    What a wonderful video, and yes you show your healthy lifestyle in all ways. Love it and such beauty in everything here…Thank you for your beauty and sharing…Subscribed.

  46. chikpom on June 14, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Aunt May, is that you?

  47. L4stman on June 14, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    I love that you were concerned for the bees. Good people care for nature.

  48. Sheila Villa on June 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    What an amazing garden! God has truely blessed the work of your hands.

  49. Chuck Hodges on June 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Such a beautiful woman!

  50. Charlie Henderson on June 14, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Great way to spread everything out, great video!

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