There is something especially rewarding about getting direct use out of what you’ve grown yourself, like harvesting veggies from your vegetable garden. These days, ‘tea gardens’ have been growing in popularity, where people grow plants with the intention of using them to make various types of tea.

The benefits of herbal teas are widely known and well researched, so we’re sure that we don’t have to convince you of why you should be drinking more of them. For those of us who love tea, here is a list of some of the best herbs to grow to make your own brew.


Mint tea is great for waking you up in the morning, and can also be used to alleviate nausea and stomach cramps. Easily make this tea by brewing the leaves of your mint plant.


Brew the purple lavender buds in water for a delicious and fragrant tea. Lavender is great for instilling calm and can help you to have a great night’s sleep.


Make rosemary tea by boiling the leaves, and reap all the incredible benefits of the plant. Rosemary has been shown to improve cognitive function, is anti-inflammatory and contains many important anti-oxidants.


Chamomile tea has a uniquely floral flavour, and many people swear by it when they can’t sleep. It is also good for digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties that could help with allergies. Prepare chamomile tea by brewing the white flowers.

Lemon verbena

This is a strongly lemony tea that helps calm the stomach and alleviates headaches. Make lemon verbena tea by brewing the dried leaves in warm water.

Not sure what to do with your herbs before you turn them into tea? Read our article on how to dry your own herbs.

How to dry your own herbs

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