Dilhan is the younger son of Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando. Together with brother Malik, Dilhan has taken on the passionate commitment of his father, for tea, ethics in business and the concept of business as a matter of human service.
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 […]
There can be no greater calm and cerebral nourishment than what one experiences in Ceylon’s beautifully scenic tea country. This is the view from Ceylon Tea Trails, Tientsin Bungalow. As the morning mist disappears, it unveils the carpet of green, which is harvested almost continually by hand. It must be seen to be believed.
There is no place more picturesque or more naturally calming than the tea country of Sri Lanka. In many parts of the central highlands of Sri Lanka where tea carpets the hills and mountains with its lush greenery, the views from every side are stunning. This is just one of those, taken from the Primary […]
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."