Planning on planting a herbal tea garden in 2022

I am thinking about adding more herbs to my garden to get a good basic for a herbal tea garden.

I already have

- rosemary

-lemon balm




-mints (several different one)


- sweet majoram

- sage

- calendula sowing each year

Which other herbs annual or perineal would you add?


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,402 admin

    Chamomile, borage (even if just for the flowers), tulsi (and/or other basils), catnip, bee balm, hyssop, lemon verbena (one of my favourites), nettles, violets.

    I have seen other flavours of lemon balm on the market. Lime Balm. Orange Balm.

    Stevia for sweetening the teas.

    If you have room for roses, you can use the petals or leaves for tea and then you get the rose hips in the fall.

  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 951 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a lemon verbena sitting next to my desk. Just smelling it brings me peace:)

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,481 admin

    @Jens the Beekeeper yarrow & dandelion & what @torey said, stinging nettles. You know what they say, “ when in doubt, choose nettle”! Oh & another one Tarragon, I added that to my arsenal last year.

  • @torey @JodieDownUnder OK nettles I have growing wild around our property as well as in the edges. So no problem there 😊

    Borage I have volunteer plants all over the place as I had it some years ago for my bees.

    Lemon verbena sounds interesting @Tave seems I should have some at my desk than too.

    Roses I can forage from my neighborhood as I do not have enough space for them also I dearly love roses.

    Stevia is a good idea. Will definitely be an annual here but should be easy enough to grow.

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jens the Beekeeper I'm so excited to see this post!

    I'm planning to plant a tea garden this year too! I was able to obtain a tea leaf plant that's able to grow in my area this earlier fall. And I'm thinking of where best to plant and what other herbs to include.

    So this extensive last will help immensely, thank you.😁

  • vickeym
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    strawberry, blackberry, elderberry, raspberry, hibiscus come to mind from my research.

    This site has a lot of choices, many are mint varieties but not all.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I bought a book called Healing Herbal Teas which I used for my inspiration for what to grow and in addition to the ones above I am going to grow or I am growing -

    Fennel, Burdock, licorice, ginger, gotu kola, lemongrass, ashwagandha, American ginseng, skullcap, astragalus, bay, elderberry, milky oats, thyme, hibiscus, turmeric, linden, red sage, sage, motherwort and Honeybush.l

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,827 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was able to grow chamomille with little effort, so definitely add it to your tea garden.

    Try both peppermint and spearmint. Remember that peppermint doesn't breed true so you have to purchase plants, not seeds. Other types of mints can be purchased as seed.

  • monica197
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    Your garden will be amazing!

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a fantastic list. I wanted to add to my tea garden and these ideas are stellar.

    I like bronze fennel too.