The art in tea starts here, with the tender shoots at the extremes of the evergreen shrub, Camellia Sinensis. Flavour and natural antioxidants are concentrated in the two leaves and bud; harvesting it is art because the men and women that pick these need to ensure they pinch off the bush only the two leaves and […]
For a really satisfying and healthy cup of tea, as important as high quality, garden fresh tea is the manner in which the tea is brewed. Tea – especially high quality, traditional orthodox tea – is very sensitive to water quality, time of brewing etc., and a few simple precautions can ensure that your cuppa […]
The beauty of the leaf evolves to take on a different appeal when infused. The spectrum of colour in the dry leaf, assumes a different plane, with more compelling and different hues, textures and aroma in the infused leaf. This image of a Sencha Green Tea (steamed Japanese green tea), a real White Tea (Ceylon […]
The first step towards a cup of Ceylon’s finest, two leaves and a bud handpicked on Somerset Estate in Sri Lanka’s Talawakelle region. ‘Coarse plucking’ where the third and fourth leaves are picked, bring an undesirable taint to the tea. The same applies in the case of machine harvested tea; whilst tea has many parallels […]
Producing the finest tea starts with the tea picker; only the young ‘two leaves and bud’ of the Camellia Sinensis should be used. In Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tea is produced in a traditional and natural process that starts with the handpicked leaf. The aspect of art that starts with picking only two leaves and a […]
Appreciating fine tea begins with the appearance of the tea; and as fine teas go, this ranks as oneof the very best – our Uva Seasonal Flush 2007 demonstrates the art of the teamaker beautifully. Handpicked on 7th August, 2007 the Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe yields a liquor that offers sophistication and finesse. Hints of […]
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."