Where Memories are Made
Everything we do is out of love for you and respect for our planet with special consideration to organically grown.
Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor is the creation of Lin Jackman, who previously owned Lynnwood Herb Farm & Gift Shop.
The tea parlor opened in November 2005 and quickly became a popular destination among Carlisle residents and visitors alike. What better way to spend a lovely afternoon, than strolling along Pomfret Street in Historic downtown Carlisle, pausing for a delicious array of flavored black, green and Rooibos teas, complete with home-made soups, organic seasonal salads, delicious scones with curd and cream, and three tiers of sandwiches, meat pies, tarts, cupcakes, pies, cookies and more. Hungry yet? You won't be when you leave! And just so you remember us, we have an enchanting Gift Shop where you can stock up on those wonderful, one-of-a-kind teas, accessories, jewelry, clothing, stationery, Fairy trappings, and so much more. Perfect for a special day out!
And one more thing...Camellia's sinensus, is the botanical name of the tea plant, hence our name Camellia's "Sin".
Did you know that ALL the tea you drink comes from this one plant?
Good news! Our tearoom is reopening Friday and Saturday beginning June 5th and 6th Patio and Dining Room seating at 50% capacity.
Seating times are 11:30 and 1:00 but depending on the day the times are flexible.
A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED 717-243-6292.
We are following all CDC guidelines to protect our customers and staff.
OUR SHOPPING CART IS NOW FUNCTIONAL SO CHECK IT OUT. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF OUR TEAS UP AND ARE PUTTING MORE UP AS WE GO..SAME FOR OUR SCONE MIXES AND SOME GIFT ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR BUSINESS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. BLESSINGS LIN
What People Say About Us!
Tea Time Magazine's "Taking Tea" Favorite Recipes from Notable tearooms and "must see"
tearooms in the U.S.
(Hoffman Media, 2016), included Camellia's in their book of 18 top notable tearooms and hotels in the U.S., calling Camellia's Tea Parlor, "Something to feel good about."
We were pleased to be voted The Sentinel's"Best in Cumberland Valley" for 2016, 2017 and 2018!
And nothing makes us more satisfied than being voted BEST OF CARLISLE! (2014,15,16,17, 18)
Soup Tomato Basil, Lemon Chicken and Cold Fruit
Organic Salad with seasonal fruit
Scones: White Chocolate Cherry, Strawberry Cream, Almond Joy and Rosemary Cheddar
Sammies: Fruity Chicken Salad in our Homemade Biscuit, Cucumber Tea Sandwich, Brie Crostini with Mango Peach Salsa,
and Olive Nut on Sweet Bread
Desserts: Raspberry Cream Cupcake, Lemon Cheesecake and Lavender Shortbread
Back Porch Blend is our featured Iced Tea along with our many selections of hot tea blends
Price for Afternoon Tea $28.00 includes unlimited tea
TEA and GIFT EMPORIUM
SCONE MIXES AND PACKAGED TEAS FOR SALE--CALL TEAROOM AT 717-243-6292 TO PLACE AN ORDER OR EMAIL ME AT
CAMELLIA'S "SECRET RECIPE" SCONE MIXES
Plain Scone Mix $8.95
ALL OTHER VARIETIES $10.95
(all packaged scones include enough mix for 8 to 12 scones
just add the wet ingredients as listed on the back of the package; any fruits and or nuts can be added to the dry ingredients. BE CREATIVE! And please if you have a recipe you want to share we would love to hear from you.)
ALMOND JOY (a popular choice for tearoom customers includes chocolate chips, almonds, and coconut
MIXED BERRY (dried cherries, blueberries and cranberries very nice summer choice)
CHOCOLATE CHIP (a blend of semi sweet and white chocolate for you chocoholics)
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY (the addition of white chocolate and dried cherries makes this scone yummy). Add a little almond extract and wow!
CINNAMON PECAN RAISIN (our basic scone recipe with added cinnamon, pecans, and raisins - a great breakfast scone)
CRANBERRY ORANGE a favorite during the fall and holiday season for sure but I love them anytime of year)
LAVENDER - our signature scone (a subtle blend of organic lavender flowers makes this a tearoom favorite....Lemon and Lavender pair quite well so a Tbs of fresh lemon zest in the dry mix brings out the lavender even more. I also like to top this scone with a lemon glaze).
SULTANA SCONE MIX - "SULTANA" has it's roots in Irish and British traditions and "Sultana" is their word for "raisin" - this scone is filled with plump golden raisins
ROSEMARY CHEDDAR - our savory scone and hands down one of the most requested...just add the organic rosemary sprigs that come with the mix to the dry ingredients and then add freshly grated cheddar; goes great with any meal. This recipe is somewhat different than our sweet scone recipe as it does not call for as much sugar.
CAMELLIA'S SECRET SCONE MIX WE CAN ALSO PACKAGE UP JUST OUR UNADULTERATED PLAIN SCONE MIX WHERE YOU CAN BE CREATIVE AND ADD YOUR OWN INGREDIENTS!
We only sell loose teas at this time, no bagged teas. Bulk teas come in 1/2 pound and up packaging and price/lb. depnds on the variety of tea. Smaller bags (between 3 and 4 oz.) can be purchased at $9.98 per bag.
In addition to all of the teas listed below we carry Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Oolong, Ceylon, and Sencha Green)
FLAVORED BLACK, WHITE AND GREEN TEAS
ALL AMERICAN CUPCAKE - black tea w/ chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and coconut
ALMOND COOKIES GREEN TEA - green tea w/almond and coconut...very smooth and tasty..one of my favorite green tea blends!
BACK PORCH BLEND - black tea w/oranges, strawberries, and blackberries (Great hot or cold!)
BIRTHDAY BASH - black tea w/chocolate drops, colorful birthday sprinkles and yummy ice cream bits
BLUEBERRY CRUMB CAKE - black and green tea w/blueberries and cinnamon
CHOCOLATE POMEGRANATE BARK - black tea w/blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, pomegranate, and chocolate bits
COCONUT CREAM - black tea w/creamy coconut, chocolate, and vanilla
COUNTESS GREY - Earl Grey blended w/citrus and spices
CRANBERRY AUTUMN - black tea with rich cranberry and orange
EARL GREY CREME de la CREME - Earl Grey w/a delightful splash of creme de la creme
EQUALITEA - a black tea with, apple, strawberry and carrot
FAIRY DUST - black tea blended w/vanilla, spices and botanicals
GRANNY APPLE GINGER - black tea w/ apple, ginger, caramel and licorice
GREENBERRY - green tea w/cranberries and other dried fruits
HARVEST MOON - a black tea w/maple, hazelnuts, and vanilla
HEARTHSIDE TODDY - a warming black tea w/cinnamon, ginger and spices
HOUSE TEA - blend of four black teas w/caramel, currant, bergamot, and vanilla (one of my favorites!)
LOVE SHACK - a special blend for your Valentine - black tea/chocolate, cherries, and heart sprinkles
ORANGE DELIGHT - an Oolong w/orange peel and caramel bits
PEACE ON EARTH - a smooth delicious black tea w/vanilla spices
PEPPERMINT BARK - black tea w/peppermint, vanilla, and chocolate kisses
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE - black tea w/pineapple, cherries, and caramel (comes in a decaffeinated Rooibos also..see below)
PUMPKIN SPICE - Chai black tea w/pumpkin pie spices
RASPBERRY PARFAIT - white and green tea blend w/raspberries , white chocolate, and rose petals
ROYAL TEA - blended for the Royal Couple Kate and William and was so good we kept it - black tea w/raspberries, blueberries, and cornflowers (great iced too!)
SILVER BELLS - green and white tea w/cranberries, hibiscus, rosehips, blackberry leaves and silver balls...very festive!
SNICKERDOODLE - black tea w/cloves, ginger, cinnamon bark and lemon peel
SNOW ANGEL - white and green tea w/vanilla, pineapple, and pink peppercorns
SNOWFLAKE - A TEAROOM FAVORITE! - blend of black teas w/coconut, almond, and cinnamon
SPICED CARAMEL APPLE - black tea w/dried apples, caramel, and spices
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS - a holiday blend of green and black tea w/cranberries, pineapple bits, and safflower and rose petals
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS - black tea w/peppermint, holly and festive sprinkles, and popcorn!!
WALNUT GREEN - a delicious green tea w/walnuts and pineapple bits
WHITE CHOCOLATE COCONUT LATTE - a black and white tea w/cocoa, coconut, and milk
CHAI AMERICAN - a smooth and satisfying chai blend perfect for anytime of year
CARAMEL CHAI - black chair w/a caramel twist!
ROOIBOS CHAI - decaf chai blend
PUMPKIN SPICE CHAI - a chai black tea w/pumpkin pie spices
ROOIBOS, HERBAL, AND FRUIT BLENDS
ALL NATURALLY DECAFFEINATED
FALLING LEAVES - an old time fall favorite - herbal rooibos w/maple flavor and tiny candy leaves
LEMON MERINGUE - herbal lemongrass, lemon rind, blackberry leaves and vanilla
LIME CHFFON - rooibos w/refreshing lime taste w/ q creamy note
LOVE YOURSELF - herbal tea w/peppermint, chamomile, ginger, orange and roses
MILK AND COOKIES - rooibos w/chocolate, cookie pieces, milk and cocoa
"OLAF" - a favorite of kids and grownups alike - roobos whie chocolate, cinnamon, carrots, raisins, and ginger (reminiscent of acarrot cake flavor)
ORANGE CRANBERRY - a refreshing blend of oranges, cranberries, apple bits blackberry leaves and rose hips (great iced too)
ORANGE MOUSSE - a light and creamy orange rooibos
PEACEFUL MIND - calming and relaxing herbal rooibos w/lavender and coconut
PEPPERMINT PAT"TEA" - rooibos with a lively peppermint taste w/ the smoothness of vanilla
ROOIBOS PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE - w/pineapple, honey bush and cherries (comes in a black tea blend also...see above)
SILENT NIGHT - an herbal chamomile and lavender tea for calming and relaxing (a great bedtime tea)
VERY BERRY MERRY - delightful all berry and fruit blend
Come visit our enchanting gift shop where you will find all our teas, tea accessories, unique jewelry,clothing,stationery, home decor, wedding gifts & more!
“One of my favorite places to go. A great place to go for a fun day with the girls or a romantic date with your Valentine.”
— Michele K. Swanger via Facebook
“This is by far my favorite tea room! Delicious food, wonderful service, and an incredible atmosphere. Best in the area by far!!!”
— Holly C. Wallen via Facebook
Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor & Gift Shop
36 West Pomfret Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Limited seating - Reservations highly Encouraged.
Call the tearoom directly for reservations!!
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