Camellia il Tempo del tè

Camellia il Tempo del tè

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With the help of his sisters Donata and Ombretta, Ezio Bonino, has transformed a private passion into a job. It was in the Regio Parco neighbourhood in 2015 that he opened this small temple to tea, where enthusiasts are treated to more than a hundred varieties, as well as an assortment of gifts and fancy goods, such as cups and teapots. Japan is well represented to meet growing interest in the country’s culture: hence green teas such as the refreshing and relaxing sencha fukamushi and sencha asamushi, suitable for drinking throughout the day.
Well worth a try is Scaglie di drago (Dragon Scale), a Vietnamese white tea made with the sprouts from the lower part of the plant. Very interesting too are the Thai teas produced by communities that have converted their opium poppy crops. China is also very much to the fore, of course, with its white, green red and teas (the latter suitable for more than one infusion). Worthy of special mention is Yunnan Moonlight Black, an organic red tea from heirloom trees with very large leaves. India is represented by the teas of Darjeeling, Assam and the Nilgiri hills. And we advise anyone keen to discover the African teas of Kenya and Ruanda to let Ezio guide them in their choices. Closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays.