Earlier today in Poland’s historic and beautiful University town of Krakow, a slightly different tea party acknowledged that there really is much more to tea than tea itself. It’s not that tea alone is inadequate in any way, for in these times of financial disaster, the calm and serenity that tea can induce is more […]
Watte, our Single Region and Single Estate Teas beautifully present the reasons for enjoying tea ‘in three senses’. For those who did not read my earlier post on this, they are the appreciation of tea ‘on the eye’, ‘on the nose’ and only then ‘on the palate’. Most people would enjoy a good cuppa for […]
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 […]
The June 2008 issue of ‘The Director’ Magazine of the IoD, included a well researched feature on the subject of CSR. It was to me, an informative, yet bewildering overview of the subject. Informative because it is a comprehensive and well researched feature, bewildering because in many cases, the businesses that practice this ‘corporate social […]
Here’s where it all starts, the two tender leaves and the bud. Picking tea by hand, as we do in Sri Lanka, ensures that we use just these two leaves and bud, not the third and fourth leaves which introduce coarse, undesirable characteristics to the tea. Antioxidants in tea are concentrated in the bud, making […]
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."