In an earlier post I referred to terroir, the sense of place or the individual personality of fine tea. This month we will offer as a part of the VSRT (Very Special Rare Tea) collection, a tea that epitomizes that individuality. Rilagala – a Sinhala name which means ‘Monkey Rock’ – gained its name from […]
There is a special reason why Ceylon Tea came to be known as the best tea; in our little island of around 25,000 square miles, nature has blessed us with mountains over 6,000 feet high with a cool and moist climate, to lowlands with hot sunshine and only occasional rainfall. And then there is everything in […]
Tea is one of life’s great companions – always urbane, gentle and understanding whatever one’s mood or circumstance – there are few other things that can ease one’s steps through the paths of life. The tradition of Afternoon Tea, or its more substantial alternative – High Tea – is a celebration of just that companionship, […]
The story behind your cup of tea is a fascinating one, for it is infused with art, history and dedication at every stage from hand picking the tender leaves through the ancient and traditional cycle of withering, rolling, fermentating, baking and sifting the tea leaves. And finally there is the art of tasting and selecting […]
Tea has enjoyed universal appeal not just for its taste. The theatre of selecting your own porcelain, china or glass ‘teaware’, brewing your tea the right way, and then serving with the appropriate additions, is compelling in our 21st Century world where tea is as much a healthy beverage as a reason to escape the […]
There is something more magical about Ceylon Tea than the taste .. that is its history, which is rooted in its truamatic colonial history but blossomed into an agricultural endeavour characterised by artisrty, dedication, and eventually embraced a large part of our economy with influence in the spheres of politics, society and economy. We have […]
Founder Merrill J. Fernando and his sons Dilhan and Malik ensure every pack of Dilmah reaches you fresh and full of flavor. As Merrill says, "my family cares for your tea, from the tea nursery right to your teacup."