A new tea-focused cocktail bar concept for the explorers at heart
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<<11th July 2019 – Hong Kong>> Hidden away in a quiet alley of H Code Central, Tell Camellia is the latest contemporary cocktail bar arriving onto Hong Kong’s celebrated bar scene. Led by award-winning bartender and industry expert, Sandeep Hathiramani and Gagan Gurung, Tell Camellia encapsulates the soul of the curious explorer forever in pursuit of a road less traveled.
The name is inspired by Camellia Sinensis, a species of evergreen shrub which produces the tea plant. At Tell Camellia, the worlds of teas and cocktails are blended through modern experimental techniques to produce some truly unique flavours and sensations.
The cocktail menu features an alluring journey of teas sourced around the world, teas from Kenya, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Taiwan to name a few. Their unique flavours and ingredients are blended using gastronomic equipment’s, blending heritage and modern drinking customs in your glass.
Introducing Co-Founders Sandeep Hathiramani & Gagan Gurung
Hong Kong native and acclaimed bar specialist, Sandeep Hathiramani is an established figure within the food and beverage community. Having won numerous awards, including but not limited to Asia’s 50 Best Bars, World’s 100 Best Bars, and Best Cocktail Bars of Hong Kong. Sandeep brings both conceptual and financial management to the table, having worked on multiple projects across Hong Kong, Macau, India & China. Currently, he is the co-founder of the newly opened cocktail bar Tell Camellia, along with Gin Festival HK and The Bar Awards HK & Macau.
Award-winning bartender Gagan Gurung started his career as a chef before earning his reputation behind the bar. His profound knowledge of food and drink flavour profiles and aptitude to experiment with aromatic herbs, spices and exotic fruits has earned him recognition in his profession. Gagan’s accolades include Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Top 25 Bartenders 2017 HK, winning first place in Gin Mare HK 2018 and third place globally.
Stay tuned for more information on Tell Camellia, a bar co-venture by Sandeep Hathiramani and Gagan Gurung, set to open in the heart of Central at H Code on 45 Pottinger Street this end July 2019.
About Tell Camellia
Tell Camellia is a bar that communicates the story of the world of tea, blending tea and cocktails through modern experimental techniques to produce some truly unique flavours and sensations. The origins fall from Camellia Sinensis, the bush plant of Tea. It is a blend of contemporary style and timeless sophistication that shares the rich tea drinking traditions and different flavors of tea-producing countries.
Tell Camellia – Bar Information
Address: H Code, LG Floor, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
Instagram: @TellCamellia #TellCamellia