This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This gives a full history of Tea and Tea culture. In America, attempts at Tea culture have been made certainly since 1828. No real attempt of consequence was made till 1858, - but with the subsequent political disturbances, no one could expect much to be done. Since the present commissioners came into office, much has been done to encourage experiments, and Mr. Saunders shows very clearly that there is no reason whatever why Tea culture may not be a complete success in the United States, when the subject is understandingly pursued.