Herbal Tea Variety Pack (5 packs)

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A Complete Collection of Herbal Tea Seeds! This carefully selected assortment of herbal tea seeds is perfect for growing your own herbal tea garden. Create relaxing night-time tea with Catnip, soothing Chamomile, cold-defender tea with Echinacea and several others in this list.

This kit contains: Catnip (250+ seeds), German Chamomile (250+ seeds), Lavender (100+ seeds), Lemon Balm (250+ seeds), Purple Coneflower Echinacea (50+ seeds). There are plenty of seeds for successive sowings.

Catnip – For making tea, place 1-2 tsp of dried catnip flowers and leaves in a teacup and pour a cup of hot water, not boiling water, and cover. Wait 10-15 minutes and sweeten with honey and lemon. If you use fresh catnip leaves, double the amount used. Planting: Start 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover with soil. Seeds require light to germinate. Transplant outside when 3” tall. For direct sowing, sow after last frost or early fall.

Lemon Balm –For making tea place 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon balm or 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm in a mug. Fill the mug with boiling water. Alternatively, place the leaves in a tea pot, increasing the amount to match the size of the pot. Fill the pot with boiling water. Let Steep. How long you steep depends on how strong you want your tea. The flavor will be more intense the longer your steep. A normal range is 5 to 10 minutes of steeping. Much longer and the tea will become cool. Planting: Start indoors 6 -8 weeks before last frost. Barely cover with soil. Water lightly to keep from drying out. Once the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant in the garden about 12” apart.

German Chamomile – For making tea, fill up your tea kettle with 8 oz of water and begin heating. Place 3-4 Tbsp (4 Tbsp for a stronger tea) of chamomile and your mint sprig into your teapot or makeshift teabag of choice. Pour 8 oz of boiling water over the chamomile flowers and mint and then steep for 5 minutes. Planting: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Press gently onto the soil but do not cover as they require light to germinate. Keep soil surface moist. Harden off before transplanting. Transplant when seedlings are 2” tall with 3-4 true leaves. Space about 8” apart.

Purple Coneflower - Echinacea - For making tea, place flowers, roots, and leaves in a teacup. Bring water to a boil and let it sit for a minute to reduce the temperature slightly. Pour 8oz of water over the plant parts. Let the tea steep for as long as desired. Planting: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. After 2 pairs of leaves appear transplant to a larger container. Acclimate plants to the outside before moving to the outside permanently.

Lavender – For making tea, boil 8 ounces of water. Place 4 tsp of fresh lavender buds into a tea ball. Place the tea ball and water into a teacup. Let steep for 10 minutes. Planting: Start seeds 6 -12 weeks indoors before warm weather hits since they can take a while to germinate. The seeds first need to be cold stratified. Do this by placing them between two moist paper towels and place into a sealable plastic bag. Place bag into your refrigerator for at least 3 weeks. Once done sprinkle seeds on top of the soil. No need to bury them. Space them 1” apart. Cover 1/8” deep with potting mix. The seeds need access to light to germinate. Keep in a warm spot at about 70 degrees (F). Lightly water. Once sprouted, give plenty of light. Transplant outside after seeing the first set of true leaves and are about 3” tall. This could take from 1 to 3 months. Transplant in garden 12” apart.