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Texas tea is being produced in Franklin County

Josephie Jackson and James Orrock display two of the tea plantsTexas tea is being produced in Franklin County. No, not the “Texas Tea” the Beverly Hillbillies drilled for, but the type of tea that you steep and drink.

Josephie Jackson and James Orrock display two of the tea plants that were received from Gene Phillips from Georgia. For a feature story about this new endeavor, see the Jan. 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.