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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The New Zealand Herald of Monday March 17th, quotes my father, Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando, referring to Fairtrade as a ‘farce’. Newspapers like sensational headlines and that probably accounts for the title which picks up on just one of many aspects of the interview he gave. Reading on, there is a very significant truth […]
In a world where the shame of extreme poverty, unacceptably high infant mortality and death due to starvation compete for the headlines with news of inconceivably sophisticated advancements in science and technology, the need for a solution to the inequality that fuels poverty in the ‘South’ is critical. With the failure of aid as an […]
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."