Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The U.S. League of Tea Growers

It was with great interest that I recently read about a new tea group, the United States League of Tea Growers. The group was founded in 2013 to support, just as the name says, the growth of tea here in the United States.

I have enjoyed reading their blog (found here) and discovered all sorts of useful information, including a guide to germinating camellia sinensis seeds (it's here).

The USLTG project I am most interested in is their support of the tea mapping project at the University of North Carolina. This project will create maps of the mean annual precipitation, soil pH and temperature for tea plantations in the continental U.S. as well as a map of tea plantations in Hawaii. If you'd like to read more about the project, click here. I look forward to learning more about U.S. tea growing efforts thanks to this great new resource!


  1. I'm glad to know this group exists and I look forward to exploring their site.

  2. Cool! Glad to know about the groups. Anything tea is always interesting!

  3. Cool, cool! I didn't know of this either. Going to take a look.

  4. This is an exciting organization and I have been following their progress for awhile. I have one friend planting a tea farm in the south and then the one I mentioned right here in Oregon. Elyse of tealet.com that visited my back yard recently has been involved in this project.

  5. This sounds neat. Going to check it out now.


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