Camellia X 'Yoi Machi'
Supposedly, in Japanese 'Yoi Machi' means 'good town'. I guess that means that maybe this plant will bring blessings to your surroundings. 'Yoi Machi' is an early to mid-season hybrid with cold tolerance to zone 4B. As late fall passes and spring approaches, this sasanqua hybrid is covered in an abundance of small white buds accented with pink margins. Bloom lasts from late fall into spring. Unlike many camellias, 'Yoi Machi' is smaller in scale, reaching a mature size between 4 to 6 feet tall and wide, with upright, vigorous, columnar growth. Consider situating this camellia at the corner of a house or as a focal point in a medium-sized shade bed. Good for tighter, narrower spaces, or as a centerpiece in a large container.
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.