Kingley Court is a terraced atrium off Carnaby Street. Three floors of interesting and quirky independent shops include a book exchange, a rockabilly hairdresser and a walk-in back rub (a back massage followed by a tea – now there’s a thought!).
Camellias Tea House is on the top floor in a prime spot overlooking the central courtyard. Named after Camellia Sinensis – the tea bush – they have a huge range of teas artfully displayed in canisters, and lots of teapots and tea paraphernalia. The tea room is an inviting space, with a warm, intimate feel.
There are a great choice of teas, and the menu lists the provenance of each, with tasting notes. I discover that my beautifully refreshing cup of Ceylon OP Green Tea Organic is from the Indlgashinna Gardens in Uva district. A bit of Sri Lankan sunshine in the London drizzle!
One of the owners of Camellia’s Tea House is a trained homeopath, so there are various brews that emphasis the health benefits of tea, such as brain tea, aching muscles etc. Their website has lots of information.
The staff are really friendly and Camellias is lovely relaxing place to sit away from the hustle and bustle of Carnaby Street.
They also serve afternoon tea, cakes sandwiches and snacks. A real gem!
|Price of a Cuppa :||I forgot to note, an excuse to return!|
|Leaf or Bag :||Leaf. Over 100 kinds|
|Crockery :||Beautiful cast iron pot and bowl|
|Music :||Well chosen and at decent volume|
|Service :||Really lovely|
|Kitty says:||Fantastic place to try different teas|
|Address:||2.12 Kingly Court Carnaby street W1B 5PW (top Floor)|
|Website:||Camellia’s Tea House|
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