Steve Lorch, founder of Table Rock Tea Company Ltd., has published a guide to growing US tea. How to Grow and Make Tea in the Continental United States covers everything from buying seeds and making cuttings to harvesting and production of the finished product. The straightforward, step-by-step instructions will help new growers cultivate and process tea as successfully as tea professionals.
Tony Tellin, senior vice president and head teamaker, at Smith Teamaker, praised the content, saying that it is “the first comprehensive look at growing tea written to the hobbyist and semiprofessional grower. I believe this book is the start of a continued discussion, and will play a large role in transforming the U.S. into a tea-producing, as well as tea-consuming nation. A great read for the tea grower, tea maker, and anyone interested in tea.”
Robert Sims, founder and grower at Andalusia Tea Company in Alabama described it as “useful and informative. More growers will succeed and get results with this helpful resource.” And Bryon White, co-founder, Yaupon Brothers Tea stated that it is an “excellent field guide to all aspects of American tea production. An indispensable tool for prospective tea growers and aficionados throughout the United States.” The book is available from Amazon, where it is priced at $19.95.