We have grown Camellias from seeds for years with this method with great success.  This can be used to germinate ornamental flowering Camellias as well as Camellia sinensis Tea Plants.  Seeds can be harvested in late summer to early fall.  To test to see if they are ready, gently remove the husk from a tea seed. If they are hard and brown or black, they are ready to harvest. To learn more about growing your own tea, visit www.tsubakitea.com