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Old 08-09-2018, 08:10 PM
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When I worked in the Now-Defunct Tea Store, I once had a customer ask about Canadian tea ...

I know I am in southern Ontario, dear customer, but it is still NOWHERE near the climate that tea needs.
But camellia, the tea bush is able t be grown in much of the US .... my grandmother even had a couple in her decorative formal garden. DOn't think she ever tried making tea leaves, but the process is not over difficult for green tea it is simply drying it, black tea takes some controlled fermentation.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:48 AM
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Yes, we have no bananas.
But the song already has a truck, how about something with Motherhood OR that country and western thing??? with wailing fiddles and a killer banjo part and the LA Memorial Choir
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...with wailing fiddles and a killer banjo part and the LA Memorial Choir
Needs to be updated to todays pop sensibilities with some samples... accordions, bagpipes, tubas and a dozen of the hottest rappers...
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I'm off today, but a CW just texted me this:

A customer wanted to know if we had local bananas.

...now I know it's been a bit tropical climate-wise as of late, but really?
Tropical climate, or Iceland

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But camellia, the tea bush is able t be grown in much of the US .... my grandmother even had a couple in her decorative formal garden. DOn't think she ever tried making tea leaves, but the process is not over difficult for green tea it is simply drying it, black tea takes some controlled fermentation.
Whereabouts in the U.S. did your grandmother live?

It would probably be possible to grow the plants in southern Ontario ... especially at the Windsor-Detroit border ... but I don't know if it would be possible to make a living at it.

Places like London, ON, are known to be in the "snow belt" ... not sure how that would work with the plants.
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When I worked in the Now-Defunct Tea Store, I once had a customer ask about Canadian tea ...

I know I am in southern Ontario, dear customer, but it is still NOWHERE near the climate that tea needs.
*ahem*....

https://www.freshcup.com/canadian-tea/
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:53 AM
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Whereabouts in the U.S. did your grandmother live?

It would probably be possible to grow the plants in southern Ontario ... especially at the Windsor-Detroit border ... but I don't know if it would be possible to make a living at it.

Places like London, ON, are known to be in the "snow belt" ... not sure how that would work with the plants.
Perry New York, takes me about 90 minutes to get to Niagara Falls from there ... it is a fairly hardy bush, it is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas.
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But camellia, the tea bush is able t be grown in much of the US .... my grandmother even had a couple in her decorative formal garden. DOn't think she ever tried making tea leaves, but the process is not over difficult for green tea it is simply drying it, black tea takes some controlled fermentation.
I could be oh-so-wrong, but I don't think the tea plant we drink is the same camellia that blooms in our gardens. Like the difference between ornamental cherry vs. the eating cherry. Same basic plant, but not the one plant for both purposes.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:15 AM
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Tea for drinking comes from Camellia sinensis. Ornamental camellias are mostly C. japonica and C. sasanqua, but a few other species are grown.

C. sinensis plants can be grown in a number of climates, but if you want to produce decent stuff, you want to grow it in a cool, but not cold, place [temps don't get below 13C/55F or above 30C/86F] with lots of rain, and acid soil.
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