Oregon, United StatesWikipedia: Oregon | Official Government Website: www.oregon.gov
Updated: Mar. 2, 2015
About Oregon, United States
Tea has recently begun being commercially cultivated in Oregon, and is available for purchase through JTEA. In addition, many herbs and ingredients in herbal teas, such as mint, are grown there.
Some plants used in herbal teas are native to Oregon, including Clinopodium douglasii, also known as yerba buena or Oregon-tea.
Sustainability of Oregon agricultureAs part of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon has a public image as a humid state with high rainfall. This perception is understandable, as the denser areas of population cluster in the wetter regions near the coast. However, this is only true of the coastal areas; the bulk of Oregon state is quite arid.
Although mints and many of the other herbs commercially grown in Oregon thrive with little care in the wet coastal regions, most commercial cultivation of these herbs is carried out in the eastern part of the state, and extensive irrigation is used (and required) to grow these crops.
Styles of Tea Produced in Oregon, United States
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Oregon, United States.
Best Oregon Teas
The notion of the "best" Oregon teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Oregon, United States, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.