HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University scientist is testing whether tea plants in south Louisiana do better in full sun or partial shade.
Horticulturist Yan Chen of the LSU AgCenter says two New Iberia farmers and one in Amite are trying their hands at tea farming.
She says an organic farm in the Alexandria area and a tourist plantation near New Orleans have plans to do so. Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina all have tea farms.