5 Flowers and Herbs to Grow Your Own Tea

If you’ve ever had a vegetable garden, then you know the joy of being able to pick your own food for a meal. Well, have you ever considered doing the same for brewing tea? These five flowers and herbs, which you can add to your outdoor or container garden, can all be used to make tea.

A glass cup of chamomile tea on a wooden surface with scattered chamomile flowers and a mortar and pestle in the background.
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Camellia Sinensis Tea Plant

Close up of a camellia sinensis flower in bloom
Close up of a camellia sinensis flower in bloom. Photo credit: Adobe Photos.

Not only is Camellia Sinensis the only true tea plant, but this is also the most commonly grown and is used to make most types of tea, including black, green and white tea.
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Mint

Close-up of vibrant green mint leaves with detailed texture, set against a blurred background of similar foliage.
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Mint is a popular herb often used to make herbal teas. It is easy to grow and can be produced in a variety of different settings.
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Lavender

Close-up of hands using pruning shears to trim lavender stems in a sunny, flower-filled garden.
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Lavender is another popular plant used to make herbal teas. It has a sweet, earthy floral flavor and is easy to grow in a tea garden.
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Chamomile

A field of vivid, white daisies and dense green foliage on a bright, sunny day.
Chamomile plant. Photo credit: Adobe Photos.

Chamomile is a flower often used to make calming herbal teas. It has a mild, sweet flavor and is easy to cultivate.
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Bee Balm

Monarch butterfly sitting on beebalm wildflower in field in Illinois
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In addition to being an excellent food source for bees, bee balm can also be used to make a delicious herbal tea with a citrusy, minty flavor.
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