Tuesday/ tea flowers, pink & white

The camellias* are starting to bloom here in the city. The pink one is mine, and the white one from a street nearby.

*Camellias are famous throughout East Asia; they are known as cháhuā (‘tea flower’) in Chinese, tsubaki in Japanese, dongbaek-kkot in Korean, and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. [From Wikipedia]
The tea plant with its little tea leaves, is in fact, a camellia: Camellia sinensis.

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