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High Cotton!

2024-06-07T15:56:43+00:00June 7th, 2024|

We are having a huge bumper crop of tea this year.  Last year I went for long periods with nothing to pick but this year it is growing faster than I can pick it.  I shoot for 300 pounds a year and did not make that last year.  We almost sold out by spring, before [...]

Dead of Winter

2024-02-20T17:41:09+00:00February 20th, 2024|

It is still cold here in Fairhope and the spring has not sprung and the tea buds are not swelling...yet.  That will happen in a matter of days and the bleak, thin tea bushes will all turn bright green.  This photo is a tea branch I keep on my patio to show tea plant customers [...]

Boston Tea Party – 250th Anniversary

2023-12-17T17:04:14+00:00December 17th, 2023|

The Fairhope Tea Plantation was honored yesterday with the tossing of a half pound of our tea off Griffin's Wharf into the Boston Harbor in celebration of the December 16,1773 Boston Tea Party.  The photo above shows guest in street clothes but they also reenacted the event with actors dressed as fake Indians.  They had [...]


2023-09-13T16:39:23+00:00September 13th, 2023|

Our tea farm was featured in the Foley Local magazine with me on the cover.  The article was really good and most complementary but it mostly told the story of how I sell seedlings to other farmers who want to get in the tea business.  It did not tell the story of how I make [...]

Coming Soon to a Backyard Near You!

2023-08-09T18:46:27+00:00August 9th, 2023|

This photo is a picture of a new invasive plant that is quite new to our area.  It is called Tropical Bushmint (Cantinoa mutabilis).  This plant now covers our fields, roadsides, all around my barn and all over the tea bushes.  It is a strong growing perennial and spreads like invasive wildfire on steroids.  It [...]