Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.
Kramer's Supreme Camellia
Camellia Japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'
Camellia Kramer's Supreme has ample deep red buds that open to exhibit superb rose-red, peony-like flowers winter through spring complemented by its year round lustrous, glossy, deep-green foliage. This evergreen reaches a mature height of 8 to 10 feet and a mature width of 6 to 8 feet.
Teas/tisanes can be made from all camellias, for varied flavored results depending on the variety and processing methods used--some cultivars have caffeine, while some do not. There are resources available online for the hobbyist and production-minded tea makers alike. Research, experiment, process and use at your own risk.