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.
Lady Laura Camellia
Camellia Japonica 'Lady Laura'
Camellia Lady Laura blooms semi-double to peony form that are variegated rose pink; meaning mid-pink splashed with darker pink. Blooms appear winter through spring, complemented by its year round lustrous, glossy, deep-green foliage. Greenhouse photos were taken 1/27/2020.
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.