Where can I buy a good tea plant?
Although I suspect my tea-making abilities are completely inadequate, I am interested in trying to grow my own tea plants and make my own tea.
Is this something I can do from seed? Or can I get a cutting from somewhere? Has anyone had success with this? Where did you get your tea plants?
I am curious where in general you live. Tea generally needs certain environments. I think the place you live can’t be too cold. For instance I live in New York. I don’t think tea plants would survive our average winters. It may be pointless for you to buy tea plants if you live in a cold climate.
Oh, I live in central California, so it’s probably warm enough most of the year. Good point, though.
There is this group on facebook devoted to growing your own tea https://www.facebook.com/groups/letsgrowtea/ and also the US League of Tea Growers https://www.facebook.com/usltg/?fref=ts I am sure someone there could possibly even point you in the direction of where to get a tea plant locally.