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Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor and Gift Shop

36 W. Pomfret St. | Carlisle, PA
717-243-6292 | Email | Website | Hours

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The food and tea was excellent, the best teahouse I have been in. The menu had Interesting soups which one was the peanut butter soup. The atmosphere was the greatest of any teahouse. If you get in the area, it is a must to try.

- Ruth Isaak Oct 27th '14

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Where ever I travel I always visit the local tearoom. Whether I'm in Pennsylvania, Boston, South Carolina, Virgina, Washington DC, or New York City I have found none that compares to Camellia'Sin Tea Parlor in Carlisle, PA. This tea house has really spoiled me and has set my expectations high for other tea rooms. An exceptional high tea must offer soup, salad, a variety of scones,lemon curd and whey (preferably homemade)is mandatory, a pile of delectable savories, unique desserts and a variety of loose leaf black teas (preferably Snow Flake or Pineapple Upside Down), including sugar cubes served with miniature tongs. The surroundings should be Victorian with linen table clothes and napkins, beautiful patterned tea services, elegant glasses, soothing background music, and a exquisite gift shop to meander through when tea is completed. Camilla Sin offers a superb high tea experience and I am always eager to return.

- Renee Wesner Jul 13th '14

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We just had my daughter's bridal shower at the tea room and Lin and staff were so wonderful. They all went above and beyond to make our guests feel special. They took into account dietary needs and personalized the experience by honoring our requests.
We highly recommend Camellia's for every special occasion.

- Alice Jun 18th '14

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Camillias is my favorite tearoom. I have been there many times. Lynn and her staff make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in the door. The tea selection is amazing.....I have many favorites including snowflake and pineapple upside down cake. They have the most imaginative, delicious soups. My favorite is the butternut squash. The scones are out of this world, the best I've ever had. The sandwiches and desserts are just as amazing. This is one tea house you can't just go one time!!!!

- Faith May 15th '14

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Went to Camilla's today for the first time...we were not disappointed, what a wonderful tea room! There were 8 or 9 teas to choose from (and we tried 3 of them)...food was excellent, and the service top notch; cheerful, nice and so attentive! Looking forward to returning!!

- Julie L. Nov 30th '13

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This was a wonderful experience for my family and I. The food and tea was excellent and I cannot stop raving about it. I plan on going there again for the Christmas season and am excited to try their holiday flavors. It was a very cute and happy experience that was relaxing. Love this place!

- Elizabeth Cobb Nov 22nd '13

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I can not say enough good things about Camellia's Sin! I have been going there since shortly after it opened in Dec 2005 and now travel 2 hours by car to get there for the amazing food, tea, and great experience. The service is always excellent and the food divine! Even foods I think I may not like turn out to be delicious and devoured quickly. The tea Parlor provides a selection of hats to wear to have a fun tea time and the table settings are beautiful, with each table having a different color/theme. Each month the menu changes, but it is always delicious. Changes can be made for special diets when you call ahead for reservations. The selection of teas is fairly extensive--loose leaf tea from Harney and Sons that include traditional choices like Earl Gray and English Breakfast as well as... (more)

- Bethany Nov 9th '13

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Can't say enough wonderful things about Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor. From the stellar service to their extensive tea selection to their delicious and abundant menu choices, everything was superb. We had 2 delicious teas, curried pumpkin soup, 3 different scones and delectable sandwiches and sweets. We were so full, we took our desserts home as well as extra scones that we were able to buy. I've been to many tea houses, and Camellia's ranks in my top 5. Well worth the trip to Carlisle, PA. They also have an excellent gift shop too.

- Susan Friedman Oct 21st '13

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Belladonna Red Hat Group attended tea at Camellia's earlier this week. We began our day with a bundle event where we enjoyed the salt cave at a local wellness center in the morning, (which Lyn, the owner of Camellias helped to coordinate); then to Camellias for lunch & tea. Lovely place, friendly staff. It was a brisk fall day outside so the squash soup was an immediate hit! The salad,scones, & finger sandwiches were all equally delicious. We also enjoyed a pumpkin tea in keeping with the fall theme, as well as a snowflake black tea as we thought ahead to winter. We chose an English garden tea to accompany our dessert. The atmosphere was casually elegant, the accompanying gift shop a shoppers delight! I believe each of the members in our group purchased something we could not live without. Highly recommend Camellias Sin Tea Parlor.

- Rita Hicks Oct 11th '13

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This was another wonderful tea experience with 13 friends. The food was delicious. Who would have thought that Afician Peanut Soup could be so good. The atmosphere is great, table setting lovely. The owner is friendly and informative. Needless to say that this is one of my favorite tea rooms.

- Barbara Sep 30th '13

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Had a very nice tea today with my friend. We got to sit out on the patio and soak in the beautiful weather while enjoying our afternoon tea consisting of...

GARDEN TOMATO AND BASIL SOUP
CINNAMON PECAN SCONE
FRESH LEMON CURD AND DEVONSHIRE CREAM
CARMELIZED ONION AND LEEK TART
OLIVE NUT ON SWEET BREAD
HUMMUS STACKS W/ENGLISH CUCUMBER
FRESH TURKEY BREAST IN HERB MUFFIN
ALMOND SHORTBREAD COOKIES
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CUPCAKES
APPLE CRUMB BARS

Along with two pots of Fall Tea and one pot of Orange Mousse Rooibos Tea.

If you are ever in Carlisle, PA stop in at Camellias Sin Tea House (Camellia Sinensis is the botanical name for the tea plant; hence, Canellia's Sin). Reservations encouraged.

You won't be disappointed.

http://www.camellias-sin.com/

- Tammy Sep 7th '13

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School starts on Monday and tea today was the best way to end the summer vacation. The menu was scrumptious and the atmosphere lovely. My dear friend and I had a delightful time as always. Thanks for the wonderful tea experience.

- Diane Aug 23rd '13

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After many years of enjoying teas for Mother's Day and other occasions, we recently had my daughter's bridal shower at Camellia's Sin, and it was truly a delightful experience. Tea selections included some old favorites as well as a new blend that was delicious! This was a perfect place for a shower - everyone got to enjoy a wonderful tea experience with delicious food as part of a memorable life event. We are hoping to return for a leisurely afternoon tea in August!

- Melanie Cohick Jul 31st '13

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My three young granddaughters and I had a wonderful time sipping tea in our big fancy hats. Another time, my friend and I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the excellent service. The tea was delicious and the food was out of this world! A very special place far away from the fast-food, junk-food world today.

- Angela S. Jul 27th '13

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While planning a trip to the area, we found Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor on TeaMap and made reservations. Although my husband and I arrived early, our hostess/server Kara received us graciously and seated us promptly. The many varieties of loose tea available were described and we enjoyed tasting different new choices-my husband liked 'Paris' and I really loved 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake.' Our food was beautifully presented and delicious. While allowing us our privacy, still Kara was attentive to our needs with friendly conversation. We felt like we were old friends! We have enjoyed tea at many tearooms in the United States; Camellia's Sin ranks as one of our very favorites! We will return whenever we are in the vicinity.

- Jim an Shelley Jul 26th '13

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Yummmm....and such a short drive. Very nice, very clean, very tasty. Will go back again.

- Tammy Jun 17th '13

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This is the 2nd year my daughter's treated me to the Mother's Day Tea at Camilla's Sin Tea House. Some of the BEST food I've even eaten Will make sure we're back again in 2014. Great job done by the staff at the Tea House! Will recommend to all my friends.

- Nancy Frederick May 12th '13

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Everything about my daughter's shower was professionally handled. Lin was so agreeable with last minute changes, and she did a great job at greeting the guests and making them feel welcome. The food was absolutely delicious, and the selection of teas was very enjoyable. I would recommend Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor to anyone. Thank you. Kathy

- kathy zengerle May 9th '13

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I shared a beautiful spring afternoon with good friends. We sat outside and enjoyed a nice variety of teas and exceptionally good food. It was delightful.

- Nancy May 5th '13

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My best friend and our daughters shared a wonderful afternoon at the tea parlor. The weather was perfect for enjoying the patio. The food was delicious and presented so beautifully. We enjoyed several teas from the long list, but our favorite was Pineapple Upside down cake. We were the last table served that day, but we didn't feel rushed. Lin and her servers are so friendly and helpful. I have been to other tea shops, but this is one that shouldn't be missed!

- Linda Bunge May 5th '13

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I had my daughter's baby shower at Camellia's Sin tea parlor and was very impressed by the quality of food, service, and friendliness. Not being from the area (I am from Niagara Falls, NY), I had no idea what to expect, and am so very happy we chose this establishment. We had such a lovely time thanks to Lin and Kara. I recommend anyone in the Carlisle area that loves tea, wonderful food, and also enjoys shopping to come down to this tea parlor and gift shop on Pomfret St. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks again to two wonderful ladies for making my daughter's day, one to remember! Wendy

- wendy roberts burger Apr 8th '13

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The atmosphere was heart warming. Food was exceptional. The one team with lime we sampled was wonderful. Service was friendly and prompt. Didn't feel rushed. Gift Shop had a lot of items that were really different and beautiful. Looking forward to going back.

- Eileen Mar 23rd '13

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My dearest friend and I regularly visit as a special treat for ourselves and our friendship.
We love seeing what new china place settings Lin has added for serving, and always enjoy browsing through the beautiful items in the giftshop. Although we consider ourselves regular visitors, Lin and her staff never cease to amaze us with their delicious changing menus, pretty table settings, and the genuine hospitality offered to all who come through the door.

- Connie 'A' Mar 16th '13

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Very pleasantly surprised. Lin and her staff very friendly and accomdating, service excellent and the tea and food top notch! Lin very knowledgable about tea. What fun...can't wait to go back again.

- Nick Mar 2nd '13

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This was my first visit to Camell ia's Sin Tea Parlor. I was there with a friend and we enjoyed the variety of teas that we sampled. The food was delicious and I loved the presentation. We were not rushed and the teapot, when empty, was quickly refilled. The atmosphere and decor, welcoming and friendly staff, delicious food and tea provided a relaxed, enjoyable tea experience.

- Cindy K. Feb 27th '13

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I have dined at Camellia's Sin Tearoom on numerous occasions and it just keeps getting better. The food is made from scratch and is scrumptious. The ambiance is cozy and elegant. Lin Jackman and her wait staff are delightful, always making you feel at home and neve rushing you. I have visited tearooms around the world and Camellia's Sin is my absolute favorite. Thanks Lin for a very extraordinary afternoon! I will definitely return!

- Sue Mullin Dec 14th '12

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My daughter and I visited Camellia's for the first time on Saturday, Dec. 3rd and had a wonderful afternoon. Lin and her staff were very friendly. The only suggestion we have is that there be a tea menu, so that customers know what is available. We will be returning.

- Robin Beam Dec 3rd '12

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My friend and I visited Camellia Sin's for the first time today. The Dickens Tea menu was absolutely delicious, service and hospitality were excellent. Lin Jackman makes her guests feel welcome, like long time friends. Be sure to visit the shop; it is full of beautiful and unique gifts. This will not be my last visit to Camellia-Sin.

- Cindy Todd Nov 30th '12



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