How to Make Your Own Indoor Tea Garden

As we start heading into the cooler months, our minds are overrun with possible autumn and winter activities. Naturally we start planning pumpkin patch outings, cozy movie marathons, and apple picking adventures while sipping on our favorite thermos to keep us warm.

This time of year is our favorite, and we know a lot of you feel the same. Which is why we decided to add an activity to your To Do list that you can start on right away...

Making your own tea! If you are like us, you wake up and grab your favorite mug out of your cupboard and start easing yourself into the new day. So why not make things fun and make your own tea from scratch?

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Here's what you need:

  • Your favorite herbs. Here’s a few we love!
    • Lavender
    • Chamomile
    • Lemon Balm
    • Peppermint
  • Old tea mug, thermos, or mason jar
  • Potting soil
  • Your choice of herbs

PRO TIP: We recommend using starters since growing from seed can take quite a while. Many herbs can grow year round, and are great for kermit drinking tea, herbal tea, and blending loose leaf teas.

Next steps to make tea:

Grab those old ceramic tea mugs or mason jars and add your starters. Fill in with potting soil. Add a little water and put in the windowsill with the most light. Clip the desired herb that you want to use and air dry or use a food dehydrator. You can also use fresh leaves as well.

PRO TIP: You can drink from a new Insulated Mug or Tumbler to replace the old ones you used for growing.

Lemon Balm Blend Recipe:

  • 1 handful of fresh peppermint leaves
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon balm leaves

Put peppermint and lemon balm leaves in a teapot. Pour boiling water over the leaves and steep and pour in your tea mug.

PRO TIP: Making a batch of tea for camping, travel, or on-the-go? Check out our Insulated TKPro thermos with pour through cap and cup. Keeps drinks hot for up to 38 hours!

We hope you love adding to your autumn activity list as much as we do, and recommend using this recipe to prompt a perfect evening in.

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