I know that my Camellias outside are not C sinensis, but they are beautiful, and grow
here happily. I suspect a C. sinensis would like the place as well, if I kept it in one of the slightly shaded spots.
And, it would b fun to grown a C. sinensis simply because Camellias as a genus are beautiful. The Missouri Botanical Garden has quite a collection, and while I can't recall if any of them was a C. sinensis, all were gorgeous. I reviewed a number of photos of flowers that came up on Google image search, and they are beautiful, if not quite as spectacular as my shrubs outside: