About Us

Tsubaki Camellias Inc. is a plant developer and grower.  Each year we grow and sell thousands of ornamental flowering camellias as well as Camellia sinensis Tea Plants and ship them throughout the continental United States to both retail and wholesale customers.   Our family business has been in operation since 1957 and we take pride in offering only the best Tea Plants for American Tea Growers.

Tsubaki Tea™ is our brand of Camellia sinensis Tea Plants that have been developed and/or selected as superior plants and grown and distributed by Tsubaki Camellias.  Over the past 20 years, we have evaluated and grown Camellia sinensis for the purpose of providing a  unique and attractive landscape shrub that could also be used for making tea.      Camellia sinensis cultivars have many diverse characteristics such as differing leaf sizes, leaf shapes, plant appearance, growth habit and flower color.  All of this diversity makes it really easy for Camellia sinensis tea plants to find a place in our gardens and landscapes today.

We have created two special collections of tea plants that we produce and grow for our customers….

  • Tsubaki Tea ‘Choice Collection’  –  is a collection of various Camellia sinensis tea plants that we have obtained and selected from many different growers to provide to our customers that meets the high standards of today’s gardeners.
  • Tsubaki Tea Signature Collection – Is a collection of plants developed and grown by Tsubaki Camellias Inc.
  • Tsubaki Tea – ‘Nature’s Select’.  A collection of Mother Nature’s finest seedlings.  Each plant in this collection is a different variety and were all grown from seeds, not clones.

We are actively working on developing Tea Plants that can be grown outdoors in colder climates. Being able to extend the boundaries of tea to colder climates offers much hope and interest for the increasing demand for the growing interest for Tea in America.