A gentleman in Brookhaven, MS is starting a tea garden. I can’ t wait. I wonder if the LSU AG department as looked into this for Louisiana?

Although several years away, a new Lincoln County venture could mean jobs and agritourism opportunities for the area and state.

Jason McDonald, managing partner of FiLoLi Farms of Brookhaven, is about to embark on a seven-year commitment to plant and grow tea plants and produce tea.

McDonald was inspired to get into tea production by a visit to Charleston, S.C., where he saw the United States’ only current tea farm.

Visit FiLoLi Farm on Facebook.