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Nothing beats a soothing cup of herbal tea in the morning as a non-caffeinated pick me up or at night as a bedtime treat. What makes herbal tea even better is that it is easy to grow and helps keep an individual living a Locavore lifestyle.
Herbal teas have a vast history that encompasses a full realm of uses. It has been used as a medical treatment for disorders such as depression and upset stomach. They have also been used as a substitute for Camellia sinensis. This was done when traditional tea was scarce or to make a statement about taxes. The colonists used Beebalm or bergamot after the Boston Tea Party and the early settlers used it to boycott the tax on tea.
Growing herbs for herbal tea is not a difficult task and even the beginning gardener can be successful at this undertaking. The first consideration that the gardener needs to think about is what type of garden they want to construct. Herbs do great in a flowerbed or vegetable garden and also thrive in container gardens.