With great pleasure, Chá Camélia is pleased to announce that it has started some tea related cooperative projects, such as the collaboration with artesanal chocolate makers. In these joint ventures, the cooperation of the like-minded people involved, who are creative and aware of the quality and originality of the products, give rise to shared ideas and visions, which lead to new products and projects.
Flower Power Ljubomir
Flower Power is the magic of duality. This blend accredited by Ljubomir Stanisic and Nina Gruntkowski unites intensity and elegance, and makes the act of drinking tea a ritual of beauty and contemplation. The flowers of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) are added to the summer harvested green tea leaves from Chá Camelia. Close your eyes and from this plantation in the North of Portugal comes a power that is only built: the power of the dream. The delicacy of the small flowers, the complex structure from the green tea, the low levels of caffeine, many antioxidants, vitamins and minerals will all help strengthen the body and soul.
Feitoria do Cacao
The Feitoria do Cacao in Aveiro is the only artisanal “bean to bar” chocolate producer in Portugal. The owners, Susana Tavares and Tomoko Suga, in collaboration with Chá Camélia, have developed a White Chocolate bar with Matcha and Tokujou Sencha. This fantastic new product combines the flavour of Matcha with the leaves of the Sencha, which adds a fascinating crispy element to the chocolate. This is a chocolate for lovers of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Since the opening of the Taska Kome restaurant in Lisbon, the owner, Yuko Yamamoto, has been collaborating with Chá Camélia. As the Mizudashi (cold tea), has been so successful, she undertook a collaboration with the Japanese designer, Maho Iwanaga, to produce an elegant small wood box as a container for the Mizudashi when being sold at Taska Kome. At Chá Camélia, we fell in love with these boxes and have included them on our online store.
The Mindshake is new tea, which is the result of a cooperation between Camélia Teas and the Mindshake House (an innovative project of Na’Mente for the development of creative thinking). The base of this creative blend is a green tea with toasted rice (a traditional Japanese mixture) which has an innovative Portuguese touch in that it also contains yarrow (millefolium) and elderberry flowers. Drinking this tea should inspire for creative thoughts.