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Marigold – Medicinal Flower | Element of The Month

MARIGOLD & HEALTH BENEFITS Supports skin healing. Contains natural antiseptic/anti-inflammatory properties. Comprises pre-cursors to the production of antioxidant Vitamin A. Reduces eye infections and protects from UV and oxidative damage. Helps to soothe the mucus membranes of the throat whilst easing the pain. MARIGOLD & THE ART OF TEA Marigold has long been recognised as a medicinal flower, which has been used to address cuts, soars and general skin care. Marigold flowers contain essential oils and a high concentration of flavonoids (secondary plant substances), such as carotene. They act [...]

Afternoon Tea History

What is Afternoon Tea? Afternoon Tea has long been known as a tea-related ritual founded in Britain since the early 1840s, which evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8 pm. Afternoon Tea is always served with some finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of Traditional Afternoon Tea, which was only introduced in the twentieth century.  Back to about [...]

Lavender & amazing benefits for Mental Health

Lavender is a miracle tea aromatherapy element. Lavender has been used widely as a mental health assistant. The famous relaxing effects of lavender are real and could even be used medically to treat anxiety, new research suggests. From blooming gardens to aromatherapy oils, herbal infusions, people have long claimed that lavender has calming and relaxing benefits. Lavender Herbal Infusion Linalool, terpene alcohol in the lavender extract, creates calming effects by activating GABAA receptors via olfactory neurons in the nose, unlike benzodiazepines that [...]

Tea Sommelier Course 15th – 17th April 2019

Last month, Camellia’s Tea House proudly held the ITEI Tea Sommelier course in three days from 15th to 17th April 2019. The course was occurred at the Dukes Hotel in central London, with the participants are managers from famous hotels and tea passionate drinker, especially one of our trainers are the manager from the Dukes Hotel in Food and Beverage section, her purpose for the course is to expand her knowledge in tea section. The course is designed to provide [...]

A Guide To The Best Summer Iced Drinks

How have you been enjoying the weather? Here at Camellia's Tea House, we have experimented different flavour combinations and sampled new concoctions and have created a number of truly delicious summer drinks for you guys. Generally, we cold brew the teas that we use for our ice drinks, as we have found that the brew has a sweeter, fuller flavour. Usually, iced drinks contain tonnes of added sugars, so cold brews are a great option for those of us trying to [...]

LATEST CHARITY INITIATIVE – FoodCycle

Helping to serve community meals across the country. We love to bring people together over tea, and so we though it only made sense that, having done some fundraising for them in the past, we start to support the charity, FoodCycle. FoodCycle serves community meals across the country, with a number of sites here in London, and aims to build communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces, creating nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty [...]

Tea of the Month – August

Beautiful Skin Red clover is such a common sight in our fields during the summer, but did you know it has amazing health benefits? When researching for this piece I was shocked to find that this simple flower can have so many positive effects on our health, particularly when brewed as a tea. Often used fresh in salads, we chose to use dried flowers in our Beautiful Skin tisane, and combined the clover with other summer blooms, dandelion, elderflower and [...]

Tea of the month – July

MANGO BLACK TEA With mango season in full swing, it only makes sense to pay tribute to our Indian roots and choose our black mango tea as one of our teas of the month. The bright yellow pulp, protected by a thick waxy skin, dark green with a rosy blush, is synonymous with summer desserts. Our black tea, which is scattered with sunflower blossoms, will bring this sunshine into your tea break, along with a little caffeine boost. Whilst lovely as [...]

Wimbledon Tennis Championships

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships have started, which that means that the London summer is in full swing. City summers are so different from the countryside, and believe me, when I’m like a sardine on the central line, I would much rather be in rolling fields with the breeze in my hair. However, there is something special about living in a city during the summer months. In this weather, it’s a pleasure to walk home from work, iced tea in hand, [...]

Tea of the month – June

Happy Midsummer!  Here at the tea house, we have chosen two teas that remind us most of summer to help us welcome it in. Nothing can be more idyllic than a bloom-filled English summer garden. Drooping foxgloves, overblown roses, drifts of wild flowers, the English meadow is filled with romance and nostalgia. A flash of colour caught between the greens of spring and the yellows of harvest, the smells and sounds of a countryside walk can leave you feeling contented [...]