Sachet of China tea plant seeds.
Collection of exotic plant seeds from around the world, ready to sow: China tea plant
Now you can grow your own tea with these seeds from Radis et Capucine! Sow the seeds and later harvest the leaves for drying. Tea was already a popular drink in southern China before the Christian era. But it was around the 7th century that it started to become popular in Japan and Russia. In the 18th century it gained wide acceptance in the western world and major trading companies, especially British and Dutch, helped to make tea drinking a global phenomenon. Only the tips of the plants are picked to be used for tea infusions. These buds and leaves are called flushes, and will regrow every one to two weeks during the growing season.
3 tea plant seeds (Camellia sinensis)
Sachet 13 x 13 cm
Minimum germination: 50% of the seeds
Soak the seeds for 48 hours in warm water. Then place some light compost in a pot and sow the seeds, keeping them separate. Cover with a layer of soil and tamp down lightly. Place indoors next to a window and keep watered, but not excessively so. Within weeks the seedlings will germinate. Keep one plant per pot as the tea plant is a vigorous shrub. Prune the tips of the branches regularly to encourage growth. Keep warm.