Tea plant

In addition to a zone 8 climate or warmer, tea plants require at least 127 cm. (50 inches) of rainfall a year and prefer acidic soils. Traditional Chinese Tea Cultivation and Studies believes that high-quality tea plants are cultivated at elevations of up to 1,500 metres (4,900 ft): at these heights, the plants grow more slowly and acquire a better flavour. Only the top 1-2 inches of the mature plant are picked. These buds and leaves are called flushes. More

Plant your green tea plant in sandy soil. Water frequently and add occasional fertilizer. 3. Step 3 Place mulch around your green tea plant to reduce weeds and maintain soil moisture. 4. Step 4 It can take up to three years to get a viable green tea plant for harvesting. More