Tea Production, Processing Workshops Conducted for Prospective Louisiana Growers

By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter

HAMMOND — LSU AgCenter scientists and agents have begun a series of workshops to help develop the tea industry in Louisiana. With collaborations among AgCenter faculty, extension agents and tea growers, two recent workshops focused on growing the tea plant and processing tea leaves. The program is designed for prospective specialty growers who are considering commercial production of tea as a new adventure, said AgCenter horticulture researcher Yan Chen.