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Create your own herbal teas -- from tiller to teapot!
Teas to soothe, teas to relieve, teas to rejuvenate -- Herbal Tea Gardens contains everything you need to know to grow, blend, and brew healthful and delicious herbal teas.
You'll find more than 100 tea recipes such as Flu Brew, Double Green Digestive, and Women's Energizing Tonic, as well as 22 illustrated garden plans to help you customize your tea garden to suit your health needs and environment including:
-- Headache Relief Garden
-- Relaxation Garden
-- First-Aid Garden
-- Cough, Cold, and Flu Garden
-- Arthritis Care Garden
-- Shade Garden
"From planting, growing, harvesting, blending and infusing various herbs for tea, Marietta Marcin makes the reader look in her garden for space for this hobby. Marcin's instructions are easy to read and follow. It is enjoyable to read and would make a fine small gift."
--Jerry Williams, Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
"Why not combine pleasure and passion with Storey's latest edition? Herbal Tea Gardens by Marietta Marshall Marcin does just that."
--Gainesville (FL) Sun
"A great book to get you started making your own herbal teas is The Herbal Tea Garden...included in the book is a chapter on making herbal tea blends that should intrigue any tea drinker."
--Detroit (MI) Free Press
"The Herbal Tea Garden is a real eye-opener as well as a palate-pleaser for those adventurous enough to try herbal brews that don't come in little white tea bags."
"Clearly illustrated, it delivers exactly what the title promises, with concise, easily understood language."
--Minneapolis (MN) Star-Tribune
This tea lover's gardening bible contains full instructions for growing and brewing tea herbs, plus more than 100 recipes that make use of their healthful qualities. Readers will find complete plans for customized gardens suitable for plots or containers.
Create your own herbal tea garden This inspiring guide covers everything you need to know to successfully grow herbs and use them in homemade tea blends. Providing plans for 22 themed tea gardens, Marietta Marshall Marcin offers expert tips for growing and harvesting a variety of common herbs. Clear directions for more than 100 recipes include Flu Brew, Double Green Digestive, and Women's Energizing Tonic. Before you know it, you'll be creating enticing herbal teas to suit every occasion.
About the Author
An enthusiastic gardener and freelance writer, Marietta Marshall Marcin has written many books including Herbal Tea Gardens and The Herbal Tea Garden. Her articles have been in Better Homes and Gardens, Family Weekly, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine. She lives in Winnetka, Illinois.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Herbal Teas
2. How to Brew Herbal Teas
3. Compendium of Tea Herbs
4. Designing a Garden for Your Special Health Needs
5. Specialty Gardens for Your Location and Landscape
6. Starting and Caring for Your Herbal Tea Garden
7. Gathering, Cleaning, Storing and Using Your Herbs
Growing Herbal Teas Reference Chart