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Can a Cup of Tea Fight Inflammation?

Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. However, in some diseases, like arthritis, the body’s defense system triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign invaders to fight off. This is known as autoimmune diseases. There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation arises after a cut or scrape in the skin, site of injury or [...]

Mother’s Day Celebrations

It goes without saying that being a mother is one of the toughest yet the most rewarding jobs out there.  Not a day should go by where we are not grateful for all the hard work and sacrifices mothers make for their families.  That’s why it’s important to use Mother’s Day to tell your mum you appreciate, respect and admire her. In our opinion having one day to celebrate doesn’t seem like much time, given all the hard work which [...]

Matcha Has Taken The World By Storm

It looks like everybody is going Matcha crazy; it has taken the world by storm and the craze just continues to grow! Matcha is so versatile that you can’t help creating recipes outside the cup. There are many fun things you can do with Matcha, from creating delectable desserts and exotic drinks to cosmetic skincare and mouthwashes – the list just goes on! So why is everyone sipping Matcha? Well, it is classified as a superfood and one that is [...]

Has Valentine’s Day Lost Its True Meaning?

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, shops are already flooded with hearts, chocolates and fluffy merchandise. But has it lost its true meaning? Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about people that we care about, but instead we get lost in its craziness and cause ourselves much emotional and physical stress, trying to make dinner reservation at over-priced fancy restaurants or breaking the bank with expensive presents. We believe there is an antidote to all this ‘love madness’ and that’s to [...]

Christmas Tea with Friends – How to Create Your Own Christmas Blend

When planning a Christmas Tea Party what could be more amazing then creating your own tea blend to share with friends and family.  The festive season brings inspiration and important key flavours of cloves, oranges and cinnamon to a cup of warming spicy tea.  We have listed some of our teas which mix well with seasonal spices.  We recommend the following: English Breakfast: This is a blend of black teas from Sri Lanka and India and offers a robust body [...]

ITEI Tea Sommelier Training

The second round of our certified Tea Courses proved to be a great success, so we have asked one of the graduates of the Tea Sommelier course to write about their experience. You can read their account below and if you are interested in one of our course yourself, visit our ITEI page or drop us an email at info@camelliasteahouse.com ITEI Tea Sommelier Training – October 2016 It was a great pleasure to attend the Tea Sommelier Course and become one of [...]

Christmas Tea with Friends – Christmas Tea Party

Invite Your Friends To A Christmas Tea Party The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s easy to get lost in all the noise of Christmas preparations; cooking, cleaning, wrapping, decorating and so on.  The most important aspect is time spent with your family and friends.  We have come up with a solution which will be fun and take away all the stress of buying gifts, wrapping and delivering them.  Planning a tea party at home would be the perfect [...]

Christmas Tea with Friends – The Tea Guide

Even though we may not have our new London Tea Rooms to share with you this Christmas, we will be delighted to bring Christmas to your home to enjoy with your friends and family. As you may well be aware there are tons of Christmas teas out there and you may be struggling with which one you should choose from. So, with the Christmas season around the corner, we have put together a brief listing of a variety of [...]

The Ting Thing – At Home Autumn Beauty Moments

"The idea of a soothing cup of Camellia’s Tea House* herbal tea that will help keep my hair growing healthily or boost my skin with antioxidants is great. I just don’t know if I drink enough herbal tea for it to make a difference. Perhaps I’ll know when I run out of it!" You can find the whole article here: The Ting Thing - At Home Autumn Beauty Spa Moments

The Caterer – Spas Get Personal

"My cup of tea In the move “beyond purely beauty or pampering”, many spas are tapping in to the ancient power of herbal medicine, which remains the key source of medicine in 80% of the developing world, notes Ajit Madan, co-founder of London’s Camellia’s Tea House and the UK’s first certified master tea sommelier. “Tea and herbal teas are being used much more in spa environments, either in combination with treatments or as healthy beverages, rather than the usual water and [...]