My New Sochi Tea Plant

19 Jun 2012

Sochi Tea Plant

I just bought a tea plant from Rock Ridge Orchards in Enumclaw.

Judy Bennett the owner of Rock Ridge was extremely helpful helping me to learn about my new Camellia Sinensis Sochi plant.

I was pretty excited to find out that there was a variety of tea plant the can tolerate the freezing of the Pacific NW. This variety of tea plant comes from the Russian area of Sochi.

I planted it on a gentle sloped hillside among the protection of several young alder trees.

I dug a very large hole and put plenty of compost, watered it thoroughly and used plenty of bark mulch on top. Hopefully in a year or so I'll have lots of tea!

If you would like to learn everything there is to know about tea check out the Steeping Around Podcast by Manish Shah of The Maya Tea Company.

Here are some pictures of the tea plant.

Sochi tea plant behind alders

Sochi tea in planter

Sochi tea planted and mulched

Sochi tea shot from above

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