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 […]
Decades ago it was smoke and mirrors that were used to create illusions. Today’s illusionists are a little more sophisticated – they use brands, certificates, and a lot of money – they have after all, much more to gain than J. N. Maskelyne or Harry Houdini. The illusion I talk of is a strange one; […]
For centuries, problems of mankind have been solved over a cup of tea. Whether they were problems between nations, between businesses, even in families between husbands & wives, tea has been the soothing balm that helped their solution. The simple act of pouring a cup of tea is, in itself, an ice-breaker, providing pleasurable anticipation […]
One of the pleasures of a family business is that we have an opportunity of emailing, writing, exchanging cards and communicating generally with our customers. Each week several hundred communications arrive at Dilmah Head Office and regional offices and are largely responded to personally by my father. Amongst the queries that have been raised in […]
Taking tea in the morning is a tradition as old as the British Empire. Breakfast Tea in Ceylon, was founded on a tradition of the predominantly Scottish pioneer planters who would wake before dawn – the planter’s day usually begins at around 4am. In most of the tea planting districts, it can be very chilly […]
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 […]
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."