About Us

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.

Meet the team


Tell Camellia Co-Founder, Sandeep

Sandeep Hathiramani

Co-Founder

Hong Kong native and an acclaimed bar specialist, Sandeep is an established figure within the city's food and beverage community. Having won numerous awards, including but not limited to: Asia’s 50 Best Bars, World’s 100 Best Bars, Best Cocktail Bar of HK and numerous food and wine awards. 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.

Gagan Gurung

Co-Founder

Award-winning bartender, 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, Gin Mare HK Winner 2018 & Global 3rd place.

Tell Camellia Co-Founder, Gagan