I mentioned in my last Tea Tuesday post that Hana Farms grows many plants that can be made into herbal tea. They’re also working on making a designated tea garden, which is a number of stepped beds located beside the farm’s communal buildings.
Apparently, this area was entirely overgrown just a few weeks before I got here, but E’s sister started clearing the land and uncovered some forgotten stepped beds. The tea garden has become her pet project, and she has been rebuilding the rock walls out of the farm’s plentiful lava rocks, turning the soil, and planting.
So far, there aren’t a lot of plants growing, although there is lemon verbena, mint, and a few actual tea plants.
I’m excited to see how this garden evolves and to try my hand at making my own herbal teas. Hopefully, I’ll have more success than I did with last week’s Moroccan Mint…