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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 [...]

Summer Iced Tea – Green Mint & Ginger

Here, at Camellia's Tea House, we have created a series of delicious summer iced drinks, using our hand-blended teas, which we will be sharing with you over the course of the next few weeks. You will also be able to find all of the recipes later on our Tea Journal pages, including last week's Very Berry Iced Tea. This week we are featuring a superbly refreshing and cooling drink, cold brewed with a bit of a twist: Green Mint & Ginger Iced Tea  Put about [...]

Summer Iced Teas – Very Berry

We have some great news for you - summer has officially began! With the 20th of June marking the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, we can finally say goodbye to spring and welcome all of the wonderful things that this season has in store - plenty of sunshine, sunbathing, flipflops, holidays, picnics, ice creams, barbecues, lazying on the beach and of course, refreshing cold drinks when the temperatures start to spike. Here, at Camellia's Tea House, we have [...]

Wellness Through Yoga And Tea

As the saying goes, ‘there is more than one way to crack a nut’ and I believe the same applies to attaining and maintaining our well being. I’m now putting the theory into practice in running and hosting a number of specially designed Wellbeing Retreats, bringing together a unique blend of Yoga, hill walking and NLP coaching held in a beautiful tranquil and remote Scottish Highlands location. During our March Retreat we shared with our guests a number of Camellia’s [...]

The rise of Matcha in the West

Hard to imagine how a finely ground green tea powder when whisked properly results in a jady lush green drink called matcha. Beyond the etiquette surrounding the Japanese tea Ceremony tradition that dates back to the twelve century and very important in Zen monasteries in Japan, matcha is now main stream in many parts of the world with various gastronomic applications. Matcha lovers appreciate its freshness and energizing properties. Authentic matcha is made of shade grown tea leaves, preventing direct [...]

Mother’s Day Healthy Breakfast Start To The Day!

Treat your mother to breakfast in bed with this super healthy flourless, gluten-free, refined sugar free and dairy free muffins.  The ingredients contain everything you need to start off on the right foot.  The muffins are slightly dense and doughy than your ordinary flour-based muffins, but it feels nice to have something more substantial with a bite in the mornings. Camellia's Turkish Apple tea (made entirely of apples) accompanies this perfectly, especially if your mother is on a healthy mission [...]

Mother’s Day Sale

To celebrate Mother’s Day and to help you pamper your wonderful mums, we are offering a special sale at our online shop with a 15% discount on selected teas. And to make it a little extra special, if you order any of these teas while the promotion lasts, we will add a sample bag of our delicious Mango Tea to your order! Mother’s Day Sale is valid through Sunday, the 6th of March.

Beautiful Skin Tea

Our Beautiful Skin herbal infusion is one of our favourites, and certainly incredibly popular with our regulars in Kingly Court! But why is it so good, and what benefits can it have for you if you have skin problems? The health benefits of tea and herbal infusions have been widely documented and yet, despite some cursory knowledge of why some teas are better than others, there is not a great deal of common knowledge regarding the specifics. What should you [...]

Delicious Honey Chai Tea Cake Recipe

If you are a fan of Chai Tea then you will love this moist and flavourful cake made from ground almonds and Camellia's warming Chai Tea.  With autumn in the air this will perk up your dinner table and will be much appreciated by your guests. Honey Chai Tea Cake Ingredients: 125g butter, softened 75g caster sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2 eggs 180g ground almonds 80g semolina 1 teaspoon baking powder 60ml milk Tea syrup 220g caster sugar 250ml water 6 cardamom pods, bruised 1 cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons [...]

Spa Business Magazine – Ajit Madan

"Ajit Madan, co-founder of Camellia’s Tea House in London, has just been appointed England’s first certified master tea sommelier by the International Tea Education Institute – a surprising first in a country that drinks 165 million cups of tea a day. Much like wine, teas produced by different estates have specific ‘vintages’ and differing levels of quality, depending on which leaves are harvested during the production process, so certification as a sommelier is quite intense. Madan has a background in molecular [...]