camellia's tea house, carnaby street ldn

Friday, February 01, 2013
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camellia's tea house on kingly court - carnaby street

So i've been quite busy running around London these last two days - if you follow my instagram (@londonlipgloss) you can keep up to date with what i've been up to - but anyway, I really felt like I needed a little sanctuary yesterday. I grabbed my favourite person to while away hours with talking about anything from beauty blogs and creatives to him telling me stories about his past on tour with his band - the amazing Jamie Jazz (ex The King Blues, current Bleach Blood guitar boy.) We headed into Carnaby Street and up to the third floor of Kingly Court, as therein likes a little heaven of tea happiness, Camellia's Tea House. It's a really quiet little cafe but smack bang in the center of London, so it's a lovely little place to pop to for some serenity. I actually walked in and said to Jamie "wow, it's so nice just to be peaceful."

They blend all the teas themselves, and they have done since it opened in 2007. They're designed to have wholesome qualities and actually list what they're good for next to their names on the menu. I went for the flowering Jasmine tea, and Jamie went for mint Green tea. There's so many to choose from, and they're all intricately and intimately created inside the store itsself. There's a huge wall of every kind of tea ever, and it's clear they know their tea from all over the world.

The cafe itself has that lovely English country garden vibe without being too OTT. Its mishmashed crockery and cutesy flower arrangements make for a lovely homely vibe, without being too personal and not too corporate. I felt very comfortable, and the staff were kind and welcoming as well as being friendly and chatty.

The teas are around £3-5 each for a pot for one, which is on the slightly more expensive side, but they are worth every penny. The flowering Jasmine that I had was delicate yet perfectly flavoured, and was easily one of the best Jasmine teas i've ever drank in my life. The cakes were around £3.50 a slice each and they were tasty - mmm cake. It's somewhere to pop to for a nice treat, that's for sure, but i'd rather spend £3 on a gorgeous tea here than a Starbucks!

What do you think of Camellia's Tea House? Do you like the look of the place? Is it somewhere you'd pop to when in London? Do you have any tea house recommendations for me and Jamie to try next?!
Love, Zozo
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15 comments:

  1. OH GOD the cake! Now I'm hungry. I really want to go to London again, I've only been there once and it was amazing. The atmosphere and the nice shops and culture. Want to go back!

    Great post!

    XO
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  2. This place looks insane! I definitely need to go there at least once in my lifetime. x

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing
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  3. I'll definitely be going here next time I'm in London! I love flowering teas, they look so cool!! And I like the idea that they have the benefits listed next to them :)
    Eleanor x

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  4. I've been here numerous times and whilst I love the place itself and the teas, I find the lady that runs it and her assistants some of the rudest people I've ever had the displeasure of being served by which is such a shame. x

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  5. That cake looks amazing. Cute place, and can't beat tea and cake and a catch up with friends.
    x

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  6. This place looks wonderful! xxx

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  7. Love the look of this, anything for cute tea & cake gets me! xx

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  8. Oh my goshhhh, a cup of tea and that cake would go down a treat right about now!
    Love this post! :) x

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  9. I'm definitely going to have to fit this in on a Uni day! Thanks for sharing :) I've actually rarely come across decent tea houses in London that you can sit in and enjoy a break in - although lots of lovely tea shops. xo

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  10. I HAVE to visit this tea shop!

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  11. KING BLUES, AH. can i please sit in and listen to the stories too?!

    x

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  12. Must...not...lick...cake...picture...
    (This place looks amazing, I love modern tea rooms!)

    - Hayley
    http://www.ceriselle.org

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  13. Oooh wow this looks amazing! I love Kingly Court. Must visit soon.

    Beth - Sans Souci

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