Where is longleaf Tea Company located?

When thinking about tea, the last thing that may come to many consumers’ minds is Mississippi. Yet, in Laurel, Miss. – just a mere 90-miles south of Jackson, the state capital – is where you can find Thomas and Hillary Steinwinder, two Mississippi natives who grow and produce tea at Longleaf Tea Co.

What kind of tea is grown in Mississippi?

“Tea comes from a type of camellia, Camellia sinensis. We grow lots of camellias in Mississippi and in Lincoln County.”

Who owns Longleaf tea?

Hillary and Thomas Steinwinder started Longleaf Tea Company in 2018, only a few months after they moved home to Laurel.

Is tea estate profitable?

Income generated from the sale of the green leaf is Rs 37,400. During the 4th year, harvest doesn’t bring much profit, but the subsequent year when the yield increases to 3700 kgs. Then profits start coming in through the sale of green leaf. Selling 3700 kgs @ Rs 17/ kg would bring income: Rs 62,900.

Is tea grown in us?

As of 2016, the Charleston Tea Garden, located on Wadmalaw Island, outside of Charleston, South Carolina, is the only large scale tea plantation in the US, at 127 acres. Smaller scale commercial farms are located in the states of Alabama, Hawaii, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.

What is long leaf tea?

Long leaf tea is sometimes called pure or whole leaf tea, because it consists of the whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, carefully handled to prevent breakage during processing and brewing.

What effects does green tea have?

The bottom line – Many studies have shown that green tea extract can promote weight loss, blood sugar regulation, disease prevention, and exercise recovery. It can also help keep your skin and liver healthy, reduce blood fat levels, regulate blood pressure, and improve brain health.

What is the best climate to grow tea?

In its wild state, tea grows best in regions which enjoy a warm, humid climate with a rainfall measuring at least 100 centimetres a year. Ideally, it likes deep, light, acidic and well-drained soil. Given these conditions, tea will grow in areas from sea level up to altitudes as high as 2,100 metres above sea level.

How many tea plants can you grow per acre?

Tea soils must be acid; tea cannot be grown in alkaline soils. A desirable pH value is 5.8 to 5.4 or less. A crop of 1,500 pounds of tea per acre (1,650 kg per hectare) requires 1.5 to 2 workers per acre (3.7 to 4.9 workers per hectare) to pluck the tea shoots and perform other fieldwork.

How long does purple tea take to grow?

Drought tolerant – In the KTDA’s demonstration plot in the Kakamega Moi Show Ground, only two stems dried out of 24 planted in April 2015. However, six out of 24 stems of ordinary tea planted in the same year dried up it matures in three to four years.

How much tea does a bush produce?

A generous estimate of annual yield for mature plants is about one-half of a pound of leaf per plant. A more realistic estimate of yield, especially for novice growers, is closer to one-quarter of a pound of leaf per mature plant per year.

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